Coming from a background in academic research, Dora (M.Sc.) is trained as a high-level interdisciplinary researcher with a deep understanding of the co-creation of society and technology, and the ability to mobilize theories, methods, and insights from history, sociology, philosophy, and qualitative social sciences.

She is passionate about discovering ways in which her experience in game development can contribute to solving problems in other industries, like health, technological and business innovation, and sustainability.

Below is an overview of the research projects she participated in, her research interests, and her publications. 

Microscopic Views on a Global Pandemic (2021)

Dora was part of the University of Amsterdam's project Archiving Covid-19 Communities. The project offers citizens a platform where they can upload their own documentation and share their experiences with the ways in which the pandemic affects their daily lives, this way compiling a personal Covid-19 crisis diary.

As part of the project, Dora co-authored the article "Microscopic Views on a Global Pandemic: Social and Cultural Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic as Documented in Two Dutch Community Archives" (2021), published in the Journal of Open Humanities Data, which looks into the various ways people dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Art and Care (2020)

Together with curator Florian Weigl, Dora co-authored the digital publication Art and Care: Reflections on the Exhibition To Mind Is To Care (2021), which conceptualizes art as an act of care and dives deeper into the artistic processes of caretaking.

The publication was part of the interdisciplinary research project To Mind Is to Care at Rotterdam's V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media.

Research Interests: Design

Research Interests: Society and Technology

Research Interests: Technology & Art



Noordegraaf, J., Boon, J., Vrhoci, D., Dofferhoff, J., Van Der Molen, P., Vlogman, N., & Blannke, T. (2021). Microscopic Views on a Global Pandemic: Social and Cultural Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic as Documented in Two Dutch Community Archives. Journal of Open Humanities Dataournal of Open Humanities Data, 7(16), 1-15.

Vrhoci, D. (2019). Paradise Lost: Explaining Populism as a Response to the Fragmentary Nature of Time and Space, and the Rapid Pace of Technological Advancement. Debats: Journal on Culture, Power, and Society, 133(2), 55-70. (Peer-reviewed.)

Vrhoci, D. (2017). Lars Rensmann: The Politics of Unreason. EUtopías, 18, 188-190. (Book review.)


Couperus, S., & Vrhoci, D. (2019). A Profitable Friendship Still?: Town Twinning Between Eastern and Western European Cities Before and After 1989. In E. Braat & P. Corduwener (eds.), 1989 and the West: Western Europe since the End of the Cold War. London: Routledge.

Valdivia, P., Godioli, A., & Vrhoci, D. (2019). Towards Globalized Cannibalism: Spectral Citizenship and the New Aesthetics of Precarity. In F. S. Caballerro and C. del Valle Rojas (eds.), Communicology from the South. Palgrave Macmillan.

Otherselected publications and contributions:

Vrhoci, D., & Weigl, F. (2021). Art And Care: Reflections on the Exhibition “To Mind Is to Care.” V2_Publishing.

Vrhoci, D. (2020). If You Heat It, It Melts: How Andersen’s Icy-Cold Queen Evolved into a Heart-Warming Sister. Animation Studies 2.0.

    Vrhoci, D. (2019). Guest Response Essay: Kawaii Aesthetics from Japan to Europe. Anime and Manga Studies, 1.