Peeters, Stijn

University of Amsterdam

Stijn Peeters is an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam's Department of Media Studies and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). He is additionally the Technical Director of the Digital Methods Initiative and the lead developer of the 4CAT Capture & Analysis Toolkit. His research interests include digital methods, fringe platforms, and historical platform studies.


  • Articles
    Introduction The study of online conspiracy theory communities presents unique methodological challenges. Online conspiracy theorists often adhere to an individualistic knowledge culture of “doing one’s own research” (Fenster 158). This results in a decentralised landscape of theories, narratives and communities that challenges conventional top-down approaches to analysis. Moreover,...Read more