Sonja de Leeuw#

Sonja de Leeuw
Membership Number:4589
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • Present Co-founder and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Television in Transition, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University (with professor Eggo Müller)
  • 2010 Visiting scholar, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 2010 Visiting scholar, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2006 Visiting scholar, University of Stockholm,Sweden
  • 2002 Visiting Scholar of the Year, University of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • 2002 - present full professor and chair, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 1981 - 1982 Visiting professor in Theatre and Film History and Dramaturgy, the Academy of Design, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 1981 Lecturer in Audiovisual Education (Film history, Video practice) at the Academy of Arts, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1980 - 1981 Researcher at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • European television and media culture in an international context
  • History and theory of television in relation to other media, genres and production practices
  • History of European television
  • Television as heritage/Digital television heritage
  • Digital Humanities
  • Diasporic media and representations of ethnicity

Honours and Awards
  • Project awards:
    • 2013 EUscreen receives FIAT/IFTA Honourable Mention for ‘Most Innovative Use ofArchive’
    • 2012 EUscreen wins Silver Lovie Award in category Television
    • 2012 EUscreen nominated for Focal International Awards for best use of footage on non-television platforms

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