prof.dr. HFM (Hedwig) te Molder

prof.dr. HFM (Hedwig) te Molder


Hedwig te Molder studies how people communicate issues of science and technology in their everyday lives, using Discursive Psychology and Conversation Analysis. She has a special focus on the changing role of experts and expertise in an alleged 'post truth' society. She is also professor Science Communication at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente. 

Hedwig published more than 90 scientific articles and book chapters. In 2007, she received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association for Conversation and Cognition (Cambridge University Press, with Jonathan Potter). In 2009, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and in 2015 a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna. From April-July 2017, she was a senior Fulbright Scholar at Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information, USA. 

She chairs the social ethical committee of the COGEM, the scientific advisory board for the Dutch government on genetic modification.

Together with Noëlle Aarts (Radboud University), she founded the Centre for Dialogue.



Hedwig te Molder in the media

Interviews (in Dutch)


Radio-interviews (in Dutch)