Alexander (Alec) Badenoch (1971) is Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural studies. He is also the Beeld en Geluid Endowed Professor of Transnational Media at the VU Amsterdam,where he is PI on the JPI-CH project "Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Colonial Heritage" and member of the NWA Route Kunst small project "Artists' Community Knowledge (ACKnowledge)". He has a BA from the University of the South (1993), an MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago (1995) and a PhD in Modern Languages from the University of Southampton (2004). He was the leading researcher on the HERA-project “ Transnational Radio Encounters (TRE)” 2013-2016, and member of the NWA VWData Project "Capturing Bias: Diversity-aware Computation for Accurate Big Media Data Analysis" led by Prof Lora Aroyo of the VU Amsterdam 2017-2018. He is author of Voices in Ruins: West German Radio across the 1945 Divide (winner, 2007-8 IAMHIST Prize), and was chief editor of the Inventing Europe Digital Museum (www.inventingeurope.eu). He is longtime board member (including Vice President and President) of the Studienkreis Rundfunk und Geschichte (German broadcasting History Society) and co-founder of the Women’s Radio in Europe (WREN) and Transmitting and Receiving Europe (TRANS) research networks, and an active member of the Entangled Media Histories (EMHIS) network. His research covers a range of topics in 20th Century national (German) and transnational history, and draws on disciplines ranging from media and cultural studies, cultural geography, gender studies, and history of technology.
Badenoch's research falls into three key strands: