Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1981 – 1985
    ‘Doctoraal’ General Language and Literature (equivalent to Master’s Degree, Faculty of Arts, University of Tilburg ), Main subjects: Sociology of Literature / Communication and Discourse Studies

  • 1985 – 1986
    Post-Graduate Reseach Master (‘postdoctorale onderzoekersopleiding’), Faculty of Arts, University of Tilburg

  • 1986 – 1987
    Graduate courses Applied Statistics and Multivariate Analysis, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tilburg

  • 1987
    Intensive course ‘Cultural Policy’ (Professor J. Mark Schuster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • 1987 – 1988
    Graduate courses General and Comparative Literature (OSL-Netherlands Research Institute and Graduate School for Literature)

  • 1994
    PhD, University of Tilburg (Advisor: Prof. dr. H. Verdaasdonk) Title Dissertation: In het licht van de kritiek. Variaties en patronen in de aandacht van de literatuurkritiek voor auteurs en hun werken (also published by Verloren Publishers)

  • 1994
    Intensive English Language Course, University of Cambridge

  • 2004 – 2005
    Executive Management Course, Center for Academic Leadership, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Academic Posts since Year of PhD (1994)

  • 1994 – 1999
    Assistant Professor (UD) in the Sociology of Culture and the Arts (ESHCC/EUR)

  • 1999 – 2007
    Associate Professor (UHD) of Media and Culture (ESHCC/EUR)

  • 2003 – 2007
    Professor of Sociology of the Arts, Culture and Media (special chair ‘Vereeniging Trustfonds Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam’) / Dept. of Arts and Culture Studies (ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2005
    Programme Director, MA Media Studies/Media and Journalism (ESHCC/EUR)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Member Executive Board (ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2007
    Programme Director, Research Master’s programme in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts (Faculty of Social Sciences & ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2007
    Full Professor of Sociology of Media and Culture Dept. of Media and Communication (ESHCC/ EUR)

  • since 2008
    Founder/Academic Director of ERMeCC-Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2008
    Chair of Department of Media and Communication (ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2008
    Founding Dean, International Bachelor of Communication and Media (IBCoM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2008
    Academic Director ERMeCC- Erasmus Reseach Centre for Media , Communication and Culture

  • since 2010
    Member Executive Board (ESHCC/EUR)

  • since 2010
    Honorary Professor, Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University, Australia

Selected publications

  • (2015, forthcoming) Popular Music, Memory and Heritage. Special issue of Popular Music and Society, 38(2) [co-edited with A. Bennett)

  • (2014) Popular Music, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity. Special issue of International Journal of Heritage Studies, 20(3) [co-edited with A. Brandellero, S. Cohen & L. Roberts]

  • (2011) Globalization and Diversity in Cultural Fields: Comparative Perspectives on Music, Literature and Television. Special issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 55(5) [co-edited with T.J. Dowd].

  • (2009). Fields in Transition, Fields in Action. Special Issue of Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, Media and the Arts, 37(5-6), 295-398 [co-edited with T.J. Dowd & M. Verboord].

  • (2009). Classifying Culture. Agents, Structures, Processes. Special Issue of Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, Media and the Arts, 37(4), 295-398 [co-edited with S. Baumann & T.J. Dowd].



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • In 2003, she received the prestigious VICI grant for the research project Cultural Classification Systems in Transition, a large-scale, longitudinal and cross-national study into the social valuation of cultural products in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States. Between 2010 and 2014, she served as director of an international collaborative research project on Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity (POPID) for which she has been awarded a major European research grant (HERA JRP grant). Since 2014, she directs the five-year Transformations in the Production and Consumption of Media and Culture project, for which she received the Erasmus University Research Excellence Initiative Grant.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • American Sociological Association (ASA) / Culture Section

  • Council for European Studies (CES)

  • Erasmus Graduate School for Social Sciences and Humanities (EGSH3)

  • Erasmus Network for Female Professors (ENHV)

  • Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC)

  • European Sociological Association (ESA)

  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

  • International Communication Assocation (ICA)

  • International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and the Media (IGEL)

  • International Sociological Association (ISA)

  • Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW – Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities)

  • Netherlands Flanders Communication Association (NEFCA)

  • Netherlands School for Communication Research (NESCoR)

  • Nederlandse Vereniging van Sociologen (Dutch Sociological Association)

  • Research School for Media Studies (RMeS)

  • for further information, please consult my CV: http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/fileadmin/ASSETS/eshcc/000images/ermecc/cvs/CV_S.Janssen-915.pdf

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • International Collaborative Research projects in the field of Media, Communication and Culture.


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