Susanne Baumgartner (MA, 2008, cum laude; PhD, 2013) is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, ASCoR, at the University of Amsterdam. From 2003 till 2008 she studied Communication Science, Social Psychology and English Literature at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Before starting her Ph.D in Amsterdam, she was involved in several research projects at the University of Zurich and at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. From October 2012 till August 2013 she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at ASCoR and since September 2013 as an assistant professor.
Her research focuses on the role of digital media in adolescent development. Specifically, she is interested in media multitasking and how this affects the cognitive development of youth. Moreover, she studies the effects of smartphones on stress and sleep. To study the impact of digital media, she employs innovative methodological approaches, such as experience sampling, smartphone tracking data, and eye-trackers.