Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    Erasmus student, University of Seville, Spain

  • 1995
    MA Cultural anthropology (cum laude), University of Utrecht

  • 2001
    PhD Sociology (cum laude), University of Amsterdam

  • 2001 – 2004
    Assistant professor, University of Amsterdam

  • 2002 – 2003
    Visiting research fellow, University of Pennsylvania

  • 2004 – 2006
    Postdoc, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2006 – 2009
    Assistant professor, University of Amsterdam

  • 2009 – 2012
    Associate professor, University of Amsterdam

  • 2009 – 2012
    Norbert Elias professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • 2012 – 2019
    Professor of cultural sociology, University of Amsterdam

  • Since 2019
    Research Professor of Sociology, Catholic University Leuven

Selected publications

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2006. Good Humor, Bad Taste. A Sociology of the Joke. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2012. The rise and decline of national habitus: Dutch cycling culture and the shaping of national similarity. European Journal of Social Theory 12.

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2012 The cosmopolitan tribe of television buyers. Professional ethos, personal taste and cosmopolitan capital in transnational cultural mediation. European Journal of Cultural Studies 15(5).

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2011. Cultural globalization as the emergence of a transnational cultural field. Transnational television and national media landscapes in four European countries. American Behavioral Scientist 55(5): 541-555.

  • Kuipers, Giselinde & Jeroen de Kloet. 2009. Banal cosmopolitanism and The Lord of the Rings. The limited role of national differences in global media consumption. Poetics 37(2): 99-118.

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2006. Television and taste hierarchy: The case of Dutch television comedy. Media, Culture and Society 28(3): 359-378.

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2006. The social construction of digital danger: Debating, defusing, and inflating the moral dangers of online humor and pornography in the Netherlands and the United States. New Media and Society 8(3): 379-400.

  • Kuipers, Giselinde. 2002. Media culture and Internet disaster jokes: Bin Laden and the attack on the World Trade Center. European Journal of Cultural Studies 5(4)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Editor-in-Chief, HUMOR international journal of humor research.


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