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Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung

Minh Hao Nguyen has been appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam


Dr. Minh Hao Nguyen has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School for Communication Research of the University of Amsterdam. She will start her professorship in the Fall of 2022.
Dr. Nguyen obtained her doctoral degree at the University of Amsterdam in 2019. Since 2019, she was a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Internet Use & Society Division of the IKMZ. In 2021, she received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship from the European Commission and continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the IKMZ.
Dr. Nguyen’s overall research focuses on digital well-being. In her work, she examines the content, uses, and consequences of new media technologies for health and well-being, and how digital competencies play a role in this. She is currently leading the EC-funded ‘Disconnect2Reconnect’ project on how people manage the increasingly rich and complex digital information environment of today. Here, she investigates how digital disconnection (e.g., “digital detoxing”) relates to people’s experience of well-being. In her work, she draws on different data and methods, including mobile experience sampling, digital trace data, and (panel) surveys.

Some of her past publications are:

  • Nguyen, M. H. (2021). Managing social Media use in an “always-on” society: Exploring digital wellbeing strategies that people use to disconnect. Mass Communication and Society.
  • Nguyen, M. H., Gruber, J., Marler, W., Hunsaker, A., Fuchs, J., & Hargittai, E. (2021). Staying connected while physically apart: Digital communication when face-to-face interactions are limited. New Media & Society.
  • Nguyen, M. H., Hunsaker, A., & Hargittai, E. (2020). Older adults’ online social engagement and social capital: The moderating role of Internet skills. Information, Communication & Society.