Short CV/Education and training

Academic Posts since Year of PhD (1994)

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

  • Since 2010
    Member Executive Board (ESHCC/EUR)

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

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

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

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

  • Since 2007
    Full Professor of Sociology of Media and Culture Dept. of Media and Communication (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)

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

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

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

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


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

  • 1994
    Intensive English Language Course, University of Cambridge

  • 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)

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

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


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