Dr Anna Priante

Anna Priante

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Anna Priante is Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Operations Management (Business Information Management section) at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Anna’s research is at the intersection of sociology and information systems. She studies organizational forms produced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and the intertwined online and offline network dynamics of such organizational forms. In particular, she  investigates how the structure of social networks develops over time and affects online and offline individual and collective behaviors. More broadly, Anna aims at gaining insights into the role of ICTs in creating societal impact and promoting social change. Her work has been published in leading multi-disciplinary journals including New Media & Society and Social Networks and has appeared in multiple international conferences (Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, American Sociology Association Annual Meeting*, and *International Sunbelt Social Network Conference). Anna holds a Ph.D. with a Sociology major from the University of Twente (The Netherlands), a MSc in Sociology and Social Research and a BSc in Sociology from the University of Trento (Italy). Before joining the Rotterdam School of Management, she was Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation Management research group) at the University of Twente. In addition, she has been a visiting scholar on multiple occasions at the Department of Sociology of the University of California, Los Angeles.


  • Academic (2)
    • van den Broek, T. A., Need, A., Ehrenhard, ML., Priante, A., & Hiemstra, D. (2019). The influence of network structure and prosocial cultural norms on charitable giving: A multilevel analysis of Movember’s fundraising campaigns in 24 countries. Social Networks (print), 58, 128-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.04.001

    • Priante, A., Ehrenhard, M. L., van den Broek, T. A., & Need, A. (2018). Identity and collective action via computer-mediated communication: A review and agenda for future research. New Media & Society, 20(7), 2647-2669. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444817744783

  • Academic (1)
    • Priante, A., Hiemstra, D., van den Broek, T. A., Saaed, A., Ehrenhard, M. L., & Need, A. (2016). #WhoAmI in 160 characters? Classifying social identities based on Twitter profile descriptions. In Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science: NLP+CSS, EMNLP Proceedings of the First Workshop on NLP and Computational Social Science. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/W16-5608

  • Internal (1)


Data Management & Ethics

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM02BAM
  • Level: Master

Business Analytics Workshop

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM09BAM
  • Level: Master

ICTs for Social Change

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMME149
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

BIM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMMTBIM
  • Level: Master

BIM Thesis Clinic

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMRM1BIM
  • Level: Master