I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, UvA.
My research focuses on understanding how the internet is shaping our social world and changing the way we interact with each other and with information. I value open science and am motivated to be transparent in my research.
I have a research Master in Behavioural Science from Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL) and a Bachelor (hons.) in Psychology from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi (India).
Social media technology is increasingly used to stimulate awareness of environmental problems like climate change and to promote pro-environmental behaviours. At the same time, however, social media are used to raise doubts on the existence, causes of and potential solutions to environmental problems. Although there is scientific and societal interest in social media usage in general and filter bubbles specifically, there is not much knowledge concerning these issues in the environmental context.
My PhD project analyses the social media discussions pertaining climate change, environment, and sustainability in order to engage various online communities (green bubbles) towards a greener future. We will also examine how people’s online green behaviours relate with their offline green behaviours. This information will then be used to develop and test appropriate persuasive strategies based on the motivations of individuals in various green bubbles.
Research interests: Environmental communication, Social media, Open science, Intersectionality