Nadia Bij de Vaate is a postdoctoral researcher in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. As of September 2021, she is a member of project AWeSome (Adolescents, Well-being, and Social media). This project investigates the effects of social media use on adolescent well-being using an idiographic approach. Her research interests generally include how adolescents shape who they are and how they feel resulting from the emergence and continuation of social media usage.
Nadia obtained her Master’s degree in Communication Science in 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (cum laude). In 2017, she acquired an NWO Research Talent Grant for a PhD project to investigate how social media use impacts adolescent well-being and body image. She completed her dissertation “Unraveling social media effects: How the intertwinement of online content and user behaviors guides mental health and body image”. Her dissertation specifically focused on how variation in created and seen content on social media can impact mental health and body image differently. During her PhD trajectory, she was also a lecturer at the department of Communication Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Project AWeSome: Project AWeSome stands for Adolescents, Well-being & Social Media. It aims to investigate questions about the relationship between adolescents’ social media use and their well-being.
NWO Research Talent Grant (finished