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D. (Daisy/Dong) Zhang

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Persuasive Communication
Photographer: Bastiaan Heus

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Dong (Daisy) Zhang is a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. Her current research interests lie in communication and technologies, specifically how technologies enable the collection and use of personal data from individuals (i.e., dataveillance) and how individuals perceive and respond to such practices. Her PhD project focuses on disentangling the dynamic relations between individuals' perceptions, use, and responses in dataveillance-enabling media technologies.

    Research expertise

    • Dataveillance and consumer responses
    • Persuasion and new media technologies
    • Online behavioral advertising and privacy concerns
  • Research

    Research methods

    • Experimentation
    • Survey
    • In-depth interview
    • Digital trace data collection and analysis

    Current research

    Investigating the influence of dataveillance on perceived surveillance and coping among individuals

  • Teaching


    • Persuasive Communication
    • Digital Society Research Project
    • Research Workshop Survey
    • Internship
    • Graduation Project (assistant)


    • Thesis Persuasive Communication
  • Publications




    • Zhang, D., Strycharz, J., Boerman, S., Araujo, T., & Voorveld, H. (2024). Google knows me too well? Coping with perceived surveillance in an algorithmic profiling context. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2024, Rotterdam, Netherlands.


    • Segijn, C. M., & Zhang, D. (2023). Special Topic Session: The Future of Dataveillance in Advertising Theory and Practice. Abstract from 2023 Annual Conference of the American Academy of Advertising, Denver, Colorado, United States.


    • Zhang, D., Boerman, S. C., Hendriks, H., van der Goot, M. J., Araujo, T. B., & Voorveld, H. A. M. (2022). “They Know Everything”: Folk Theories, Thoughts, and Feelings About Surveillance in Media Technologies. Paper presented at 72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference.


    • Zhang, D., Voorveld, H. A. M., & Boerman, S. C. (2021). Investigating the roles of privacy concern and OBA Knowledge in the effects of online behavioral advertising: A comparative study of China and the Netherlands. Paper presented at ICA 2021 - 71st Annual ICA Conference.
    • Zhang, D., van der Goot, M. J., Hendriks, H., Boerman, S. C., Araujo, T. B., & Voorveld, H. A. M. (2021). Mapping users’ perceptions of surveillance in media technologies. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2021.
    • Zhang, D., van der Goot, M. J., Hendriks, H., Boerman, S. C., Araujo, T. B., & Voorveld, H. A. M. (2021). Thoughts, feelings, and folk theories about surveillance in media technologies. Paper presented at ICORIA 2021.
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