Julia Noordegraaf is a professor of Digital Heritage in the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is the main applicant of the Twi-XL project. She is director of the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI), one of the university’s research priority areas, where she leads the digital humanities research program Creative Amsterdam (CREATE) that studies the history of urban creativity using digital data and methods. She also participates as Steering Committee member in the newly established RPA Human(e) AI, which studies the societal implications of AI technology.

Dr. Anne Kroon is the project coordinator of Twi-XL. She is an assistant professor of Corporate Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University van Amsterdam. Computational social science techniques are at the forefront of Anne’s research and teaching. In her research, she focuses on (1) the role of algorithms in recruitment and hiring in shaping (unintended) biased recommendations, and (2) the content and consequences of (biased) representations of minorities in media content.

Sarah Burkhardt is a PhD candidate in media studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD is part of Twi-XL and aimed at developing cross-media research methods for social sciences and humanities with Jupyter Notebooks. Being primarily interested in the question of how (new) media transform power relations, her PhD research investigates the role and power of different media (social media, newspapers, television, websites) for feminist activism and #MeToo movements in the Netherlands.

Iris Baas is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen (RUG), studying public debate and polarisation on Twitter. In doing so, she is also working with a team of researchers at the University of Amsterdam and Groningen to improve the current Twi-XL infrastructure, aiming to ameliorate social media research. Iris has an interdisciplinary background, with a bachelor in International studies, and Masters in Digital Humanities. Her research interests include political extremism, polarization and activism in relation to news online.