Patti M. Valkenburg is a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include the cognitive, emotional, and social effects of media and technologies on children, adolescents, and adults. She received her MSc (1990, cum laude) and PhD (1995, cum laude) from Leiden University. Her research has been recognized by multiple prestigious awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant (2009), the NWO Spinoza Prize (2011), and the Career Achievement Award by the International Communication Association (ICA, 2016).
Valkenburg is a fellow of the ICA, a fellow of the KNAW, and a fellow of the KHMW (Royal Holland Society of Science and Humanities). She is/was a member of various research policy and grant committees within NWO, KNAW, ERC, and UvA. In 2003, she founded CcaM at the UvA, an interdisciplinary research center on youth and media, which has been recognized as one of the largest and best research centers in its kind worldwide. She is the author of 150+ academic articles and eight books. Her latest book “Plugged In” was published in 2017 by Yale University Press.
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