dr. Ralf De Wolf

Senior researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

Ralf De Wolf


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Ralf De Wolf is a postdoctoral researcher and assistant at the Department of Communication Studies and connected to the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies (imec-mict-UGent), Ghent University, Belgium.

He holds a master in Sociology (2009), a teachers degree in Political and Social Sciences (2010), and a PhD in Media and Communication Studies (2015). Between 2011 and 2015 he was a junior researcher within the user research unit of imec-SMIT-VUB, where he studied the social aspects of online privacy and security in the context of social network services. In the summer of 2015 he joined CEPEC, where he was coordinator of a project that studied minors’ advertising literacy in relation to new advertising formats.

In September 2016 he joined imec-mict-UGent. His current research focuses on the privacy management of children and youngsters, automation, algorithms and inequality. He is also lecturer-in-charge for the courses New Media Studies (Master New Media and Society) and Media & Ethics (Bachelor Communication Sciences).