Frederik De Grove

Since 2010 Frederik De Grove holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences from Ghent University. In December 2014, he successfully defended his PhD which explored the game-related practices in the everyday life of young people. In his thesis, special attention was directed towards the relation between agency and structure and how to approach it methodologically and empirically. As a post-doctoral researcher his interests include the interplay between digital media forms and communicative structures, the lifecycle of virtual communities and interest groups, social network analysis and digital methods. In general, he is passionate about new media, methodology and data analysis for the social sciences.