Jochen Peter (Ph.D., 2003) is a Full Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, ASCoR, at the University of Amsterdam. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Young Scholar Award of the International Communication Association (ICA), the world's largest academic communication association, for outstanding early career research. In the same year, he received a highly competitive 800.000 Euro Vidi grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO). His research focuses on the consequences of adolescents' media use for their sexual socialization and psycho-social development. Specifically, he investigates the effects of teenagers' use of online sexually explicit material on their sexual attitudes and behaviors. His recent research has won 17 awards from the International Communication Association (ICA), the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Since September 2013 Jochen Peter has been director of the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, ASCoR, of the University of Amsterdam.