Britt Hoeksema, MSc

+31 20 59 84264
3e-17
b.hoeksema@vu.nl
faculteit der sociale wetenschappen ( afdeling communicatiewetenschap )
Lecturer and Researcher

Informatie in het Nederlands

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Presence

Monday to Friday

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About

Britt Hoeksema is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Communication Science at the VU University of Amsterdam. Britt obtained both a Bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) and a Master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Communication Science at the VU University Amsterdam, with a specialization in Media Psychology.

During her Master's, Britt worked as an Academy Assistant at the VU Network Institute, where she studied the improvement of intelligent recommender systems in an interdisciplinary group of researchers. After finishing her Master's, Britt was awarded a grant by the VU-GSSS to work on the international publication of her Master Thesis about the effects of novelty in familiar media content (nominated for the FSW Masterthesis Award 2014) as a Junior Fellow. Britt is currently studying pornography and how certain personality characteristics are related to the consumption, selection, comprehension and evaluation of pornography. In addition, she studies the effects of objectification in pornography and sexy selfies on social media.

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Specialization

  • Pornography consumption, selection, comprehension and evaluation
  • Objectification in pornography and sexy selfies on social media
  • Media-evoked nostalgia, interest and curiosity
  • Effects of familiarity and novelty in media content
  • Media enjoyment versus appreciation
  • Media Psychology

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Current research

  • Pornography and how certain personality characteristics are related to the consumption, election, comprehension and evaluation of pornography
  • Effects of objectification in pornography and sexy selfies
  • Explaining cross-national differences in entertainment interest through familiarity and nostalgia
  • Predicting enjoyment versus appreciation from novelty in media content: The case of musical mashups
  • Effects of objectification in pornography

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Current teaching

  • Supervision BA theses
  • Supervision PM theses
  • Bachelorwerkgroep Communicatiewetenschap 1 & 2
  • Practicum Publieke Opinie en Communicatie (BA)
  • Nieuws en Journalistiek (BA)
  • Interpersoonlijke Communicatie (BA)
  • Risico- en Gezondheidscommunicatie (BA)
  • Media Entertainment (BA)
  • Tutoraat (BA)

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Representative publications

  • Arendsen, J.L. & Hoeksema, B. (February, 2016). Objectification in internet pornography: Short term effects of male and femaleobjectification in pornographic video's. Paper presented at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Eden, A., Hoeksema, B., & Burgers, C. (Under review). Mixed and mashed: Novelty as predictor of enjoyment and appreciation in mashups.
  • Hoeksema, B., Eden, A., & Burgers, C. (February, 2015). Explaining cross-national differences in entertainment interest through familiarity and nostalgia. Paper presented at the Etmaal van Communicatiewetenschap 2015, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Eden, A., Hoeksema, B., & Burgers, C. (February, 2015). Predicting enjoyment versus appreciation from novelty in media: The case of mashups. Paper presented at the Etmaal van Communicatiewetenschap 2015, Antwerp, Belgium.

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