Elisabeth Aafje van Zoonen#

Elisabeth Aafje van Zoonen
Membership Number:4321
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2016 - present Academic director, Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Big, Open and Linked Data Cities
  • 2014 - Dean, Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2010 - 2015, Co-director of the Loughborough Communication Research Centre
  • 2009 - 2012 Research Director, Dept of Social Sciences, Loughborough University
  • 2009 - 2015 Chair in media and communications, Loughborough University
  • 2005 - 2008 Head, Department of Communication, University of Amsterdam
  • 2009 - present Professor in popular culture, Dept. of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2002 - 2005 Research leader, Media, Culture and Citizenship, The Amsterdam School of Communication Research
  • 2002 - 2009 Professor in media and popular culture, University of Amsterdam
  • 2000 - 2002 Professor in gender and multimedia, Centre for Gender and Diversity, University Maastricht. Chair endowed by the monthly magazine Opzij
  • 1998 - 2005 Founder and director of the Centre for Popular Culture, University of Amsterdam
  • 1994 - 2002 Associate Professor, Dept of Communication, University of Amsterdam
  • 1993 - 1998 Curricula and research coordination for media studies, Dept of Communication, University of Amsterdam
  • 1991 - 1999 Lecturer, MA Program in European Communication Studies, International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • 1985 - 1994 Assistant professor, Dept of Communication, University of Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Popular culture, civic engagement and participation
  • Mediated identity management
  • Feminist media studies
  • Urban big data

Honours and Awards
  • 2004 - 2009 Professor II, Dept. of Media Studies, Oslo University
  • 1993 Guest lecturer, Caribbean Institute for Mass Communication, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1992 Guest lecturer, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Karl Wolff, Potsdam, Germany
  • 1988 - 2091 Guest lecturer, Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag
  • The UK research project IMPRINTS with van Zoonen as director has received or been shortlisted for several prizes: nominated for European ID-Next Innovation Award 2013, selected as show case at the 2013 British Science Festival, Newcastle 2013, selected as Big Idea for the Future by the Research Councils and the Universities of the UK, 2011, defined as research that is expected to have ‘a profound impact on our future'
  • 2001 Nominated for the Dr. Hendrik Muller Award, Dutch Royal Academy of the Sciences
  • 1997 Nominated as Exemplary PSCW scholar of the University of Amsterdam on account of the 50th anniversart of the faculty

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