12 2018 - 11 2019 Affiliated researcher at the Datafied Society research platform
(Utrecht University, Institute for Cultural Inquiry), amongst other projects working on
the Gephi “Fieldnotes Plugin”, in collaboration with the Digital Humanities Lab (see
11 2015 - 08 2018 Junior researcher at the Quality Journalism in Digital
Transition research group (shortened: Journalism Lab), a.o. contributing to a
funding application for the study of artificial intelligence and automation in journalistic
research practices (SiaRAAK, NWO funding for applied research)
01 2014 - 08 2015 Junior researcher at the Utrecht Data School and later the
Datafied Society research platform (both Utrecht University)
09 2013 - 01 2014 MA student researcher at the Utrecht Data School, conducting
research on behalf of the Rathenau Institute in The Hague (see here for their report in
Dutch referencing our project).
Extracurricular and additional academic activities

Regular courses and teaching
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Communication and Journalism
Coordinator and lecturer Module Data Visualization & Infographics, September 2016
to date
Lecturer Journalistic Research, Data Journalism and Storytelling, September 2017 to
University of Applied Sciences Zuyd, Communication and Multimedia Design:
Lecturer Data Visualization in Module Data Visualization & Infographics, February to
April 2016 and 2017
Utrecht University, Media and Culture Department:
Lecturer Inleiding Nieuwe Media (Introduction to New Media), BA seminars, February
to April 2018
Junior teacher Digitale Data-analyse (Digital Data Analysis), BA lectures and
seminars, November 2014 to January 2015
Teaching assistant/junior teacher Utrecht Data School from February, 2014 to
August, 2015 (a.o. Masterclass Data Journalism, February to April 2014)
Guest lectures and masterclasses
Utrecht University:
Masterclass “(Social) Network Analysis with Gephi”, in Practicum of the MA Media,
Data & Society (Lecturer: Tim de Winkel), December 22, 2017
Masterclass “Digital Humanities and Methods”, in the GEMMA course Digital
Humanities in Intersectional Research: Power, Discourses and Data Analysis
(Lecturer: Magdalena Górska), February 17, 2017
Guest lecture on research of Facebook as a “space for participation”, as part of the
BA course Participatiecultuur (Participatory Culture; Lecturer: Asher Boersma), March
16, 2015
University of Amsterdam:
Guest lecture „Data research is ‘fun’, but be aware of the ghost in the machine” in the
Research Master methods course “Big Data and Automated Content analysis”
(Lecturer: Damian Trilling), April 2, 2014


Professional Experience
11 - 12 2015 Co-organization of an Open Data Seminar on “Stadsbeleving” (the
experience of the city and ways of recording it) in Utrecht together with SETUP Media
Lab (Tom van de Wetering and Danielle Arets) at the city hall (December 10, 2015)
09 2015 - 05 2016 Project Management Mr. Beam, Projection Art Mapping Studio
05 2014 - 08 2015 Project Management Utrecht Data School (Utrecht University)
11 2020 - 02 2021 Co-organization of the CRC “Interrogating Data Practices”
Lecture Series
10 2019 - 01 2020 Co-organization of the CRC “Data Ethnography” Lecture
04 - 08 06 2018 Participation in a writing seminar on Lesbos in preparation of the
edited volume Data Visualization in Society (Engebretsen and Kennedy, 2020; see
Digital Methods Summer School 2017 (University of Amsterdam), “Methods Maps:
Visualising Automation” (Gerlitz et al., 2017)
Digital Methods Winter School 2014 (University of Amsterdam), “Zwarte Piet: a
Facebook/social media re-view of the 2013 debate” (Trilling et al., 2014)
07 - 09 2016, 12 2016 - 01 2017 Qualitative media analysis of newspapers in a
political science study on the coverage of homosexuality and sex work in the
Netherlands, on behalf of Dr. Eva-Maria Euchner, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of
Munich, for her book Morality Politics in a Secular Age Strategic Parties and Divided
Governments in Europe (Euchner, 2019)

Special Issue
Van Geenen, D., Van Es, K., and J. Gray (expected 2022). Critical Technical
Practice(s) in Digital Culture. In Convergence: The International Journal of
Research into New Media Technologies.
Edited Volume
Burkhardt, M., Gerlitz, C., Hind, S., Lämmerhirt, D., Kaerlein, T., van Geenen, D., and
A. Vollmar (Eds.; alphabetical order) (expected 2021). Interrogating Datafication:
Towards a Praxeology of Data. Bielefeld: transcript.
Book chapters
Van Geenen, D. (2020). Critical Affordance Analysis for Digital Methods: The
Case of Gephi. In M. Burkhardt, M. Shnayien, and K. Grashöfer (Eds.), Explorations
in Digital Cultures. Lüneburg: meson press.
Van Geenen, D. and M. Wieringa. (2020). Approaching Data Visualizations as
Interfaces: An Empirical Demonstration of How Data Are Imag(in)ed. In M.
Engebretsen and H. Kennedy, (Eds.), Data Visualization in Society (Chapt. 9, pp.
141-156). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Wieringa, M., van Geenen, D., van Es, K., and J. van Nuss. (2019). The Field Notes
Plugin: Making Network Visualization in Gephi Accountable. In A. Daly, K. Devitt
and M. Mann. Good Data. INC Theory on Demand.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Van Geenen, D., Gray, J., Venturini, T., Jacomy M., Meunier, A., and L. Bounegru
(expected 2021). Staying with the trouble of networks: Situating network
practices as contribution to critical data and algorithm studies. Pfeiffer, J. and K.
Mayer (Eds), Frontiers in Big Data. Critical Data and Algorithm Studies.
Wieringa, M., Geenen, D. van, Schäfer, M.T., and L. Gorzeman. (2018). Political
Topic-Communities and Their Framing Practices in the Dutch Twittersphere. An
Empirical and Media-Critical Contribution to Understanding Ideological
Homophily. Internet Policy Review 7(2). DOI: 10.14763/2018.2.793.
Es, K. van, Geenen, D. van, and T. Boeschoten. (2015). Re-imagining Television
Audience Research: Tracing Viewing Patterns on Twitter. M/C Journal, Vol. 18,
No 6.
Es, K. van, Geenen, D. van, and T. Boeschoten. (2014). Mediating the Black Pete
Discussion on Facebook: Slacktivism, flaming wars, and deliberation. First
Monday, Vol. 19, No 12.
Conference paper
Geenen, D. van, Schäfer, M. T., Boeschoten, T., Hekman, E., Bakker, P., and J.
Moons. (2016, October 5-8). Mining One Week of Twitter. Mapping Networked
Publics in the Dutch Twittersphere. Paper presented at AoIR 2016: The 17th
Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Berlin, Germany:
AoIR. Retrieved from
Working paper
Garnett, E., Lämmerhirt, D., Nold, C., and D. van Geenen (alphabetical order)
(forthcoming). Participatory sensing as public tests. Working Paper.
3. Presentations
Academic conferences and talks
Media studies
GFM Jahrestagung 2020 | Experimentieren
01 10 Panel 6.5 | OBSERVE! „Krisenexperimente – die Gesellschaft im Medienlabor.
Kollaborative Datenanalyse eines Twitter-Archivs zu den medien- und
datenpraktischen Auswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie“,
Carolin Gerlitz, Sebastian Gießmann, Danny Lämmerhirt, Sebastian Randerath,
Tatjana Seitz, Daniela van Geenen, Axel Volmar & David Waldecker (alphabetical)
CRC Media of Cooperation Annual Conference 2020 | Pandemic Cooperation:
Media and Society in Times of Corona
28 10 Panel 4 “Pandemic Attuning: Methodological Challenges and Provocations
from the Field” (Session Host: Sam Hind)
Virtual roundtable discussion with Tomás Sánchez Criado (Berlin), Adolfo Estalella
(Madrid), Daniela van Geenen (Siegen), Magdalena Götz (Siegen), Danny
Lämmerhirt (Siegen), Andreas Sudmann (Bonn), Anna Lisa Ramella (Köln), Asli Telli
(Siegen), Martin Zillinger (Köln) (see for the written blogpost about my contribution)
Data Power Conference 2019 (Bremen)
12 09 “Approaching data visualisations as interfaces: An empirical demonstration of
how data are imag(in)ed”,
Daniela van Geenen & Maranke Wieringa
12 09 “‘Staying with the trouble’ of networks: challenges in accounting for situated
network practices”,
Daniela van Geenen, Jonathan Gray, Axel Meunier, Tommaso Venturini, Mathieu
Jacomy & Liliana Bounegru (see for the recording)
Kings College London Lecture Series 2018
19 06 “The Field Notes Plugin: Making Network Visualization in Gephi Accountable”,
Karin van Es, Daniela van Geenen & Maranke Wieringa
Data Justice 2018 (Cardiff)
21 05 “Towards Good Data Practice: Making Network Visualisation in Gephi
Accountable”, Daniela van Geenen, Maranke Wieringa & Karin van Es
Data Publics 2017 (Lancaster)
02 04 "Filter bubbles or multifaceted and diverse audiences? Studying media
practices of Dutch-speaking citizens on Twitter”, Daniela van Geenen, Mirko Tobias
Schäfer, Thomas Boeschoten, Piet Bakker, Erik Hekman
Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference
2017 (Tartu)
19 10 “Tracking ‘fake news’ on Twitter: An empirical and media critical
contribution to nuancing the notion of the ‘filter bubble’”,
Daniela van Geenen, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Maranke Wieringa, Thomas
Boeschoten, Piet Bakker & Eric Hekman
2016 (Berlin)
07 10 “Mining one week of Twitter. Tracing local networked publics in the
Dutch Twittersphere”, Daniela van Geenen, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Piet
Bakker, Thomas Boeschoten, Erik Hekman & Jonas Moons
ECREA 2016 (Prague)
12 11 “Tracing Local Networked Publics in the Dutch Twittersphere”, Daniela van
Geenen, Piet Bakker, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Erik Hekman, Thomas Boeschoten &
Jonas Moons
Communication sciences and journalism studies
World Journalism Education Conference 2019 (Paris)
10 07 “Data visualization in j-schools: a hybrid learning environment”, Daniela van
Geenen & Yael de Haan
Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap
2019 (Nijmegen)
08 02 “Spaces in which People and Algorithms ‘Meet’: Automation in
Journalistic Practice” (see for slides), Daniela van Geenen
2018 (Gent)
08 02 “‘Lokaliteit’ in de transformatie van publieke sferen: een methodologie
om lokale publieken en hun mediapraktijken op Twitter in beeld te brengen”,
Daniela van Geenen, Maranke Wieringa, Mirko Tobias Schäfer & Piet Bakker
2017 (Tilburg)
27 01 “Een week in de Nederlandse Twittersfeer: Publieken, lokale elites en
hun mediapraktijken”,
Daniela van Geenen, Piet Bakker, Mirko Tobias Schäfer, Thomas Boeschoten
& Erik Hekman
2016 (Amsterdam)
05 02 “Het Nederlandse Twitter-ecosysteem en het publieke debat”,
Daniela van Geenen, Piet Bakker, Thomas Boeschoten, Erik Hekman, Jonas
Moons & Mirko Tobias Schäfer
Non-academic events
26 10 2017 Talk at the Impakt Festival 2017 (Utrecht), as part of the “Post-Truth &
Soft Power” Panel, titled “The Soft Power of Data Visualizations: Problematising the
non-neutral way in which data visualizations impact our daily lives and research”,
Daniela van Geenen & Maranke Wieringa (see for the recording)
04 09 2014 Concluding talk at the “Visualise It!” event (Utrecht), synthesizing talks by
Amanda Cox, Andy Kirk, Paul Blickle, Robin Houston, and the project leaders of
Every Picture Tells a Story (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht)
Utrecht University: Utrecht Summer School 2016, 2018 workshops on network
visualization and analysis
University of Applied Sciences Utrecht: Two successive practical lectures on data
visualization in the postgraduate course Data Visualization & Infographics, Centrum
voor Communicatie en Journalistiek, November 2015, April 2016, November 2016,
and April 2017