Iris Beau Segers

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Media and Communication
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations The International Summer School (Student)

Academic interests

Social media, right-wing politics, ICTs, participatory democracy, international development, women’s rights activism, social movements, feminist media studies


Dr. Iris Beau Segers holds a PhD in Media and Communication. She also has a BSc in International Communication in Media and an MSc in Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts, both acquired at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL). She has also followed various courses at Cardiff University (UK) and Linköping University (SE), and has previously worked as a freelance journalist for several publications.  

Her PhD project focuses on anti-asylum seeker centre protests in the Netherlands. In her study, she incorporates ethnographic fieldwork, social media data and mainstream media data into one holistic ethnographic discourse analysis of anti-asylum seeker centre protests in the city of Rotterdam. 

Within the Department of Media and Communication, she is a member of the POLKOM group. She is also an affiliate PhD candidate at the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo.



Awarded a conference fee waiver at the 2016 ICA conference in Fukuoka, as one of the best student papers presented at the Feminist Scholarship Division.

Positions held

2015-2016, 2017, 2020 – Lecturer International BSc in Communication and Media – Erasmus University Rotterdam


Tags: Political communication, immigration, Social media, Democracy and freedom of expression in the media, media technology, right-wing politics


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Published Oct. 31, 2016 10:02 AM - Last modified June 16, 2020 12:33 PM