PhD Researchers

Sanne Rotmeijer: Media in the Dutch Antilles: Identities, Politics, and Change

Sanne Rotmeijer, MA | Leiden University | Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) | Supervisors: Prof. dr. G.J. (Gert) Oostindie & Prof. dr. J. C. (Jaap) de Jong | December 2014 – December 2018 | rotmeijer[at]KITLV[dot]nl This research focuses on how traditional and new ‘Dutch’ Caribbean media reflect and shape discourses of […]

Tim Groot Kormelink: The New News Consumer: Storytelling

Tim Groot Kormelink | VU University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism | Supervisor: Irene Costera Meijer | December 2013 – December 2018 | t[dot]grootkormelink[at]vu[dot]nl My research is part of the project The New News Consumer: User-Based Innovation to Meet Paradigmatic Change in News Use and Media Habits. The central question that drives this project is: how does […]

Cara Brems: Journalism of Connectivity. How Social Media affect journalism practice, news coverage and public participation in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Cara Brems | University of Groningen & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Media and Journalism Studies (RUG) and TTKA – Brussels Institute for Journalism Studies (VUB) | Supervisors: Marcel Broersma (RUG) & Martina Temmerman (VUB) | 01 November 2013 – 01 November 2017 | c[dot]brems[at]rug[dot]nl & cara[dot]brems[at]vub[dot]ac[dot]be

Joyce Neys: Empowered Citizens: How New Media Facilitate Civic Engagement

Joyce Neys | Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Media & Communication | Promotor: Jeroen Jansz | Sept 2010 – Sept 2015 | neys[at]eshcc[dot]eur[dot]nl This research project aims to investigate how citizens use different forms of new media as a political tool. In particular, I am interested in citizens who […]

Niels Kerssens: Politics of Use: Computer Application as Culture-Technical Configuration (2012-2015)

Niels Kerssens | Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam, Department of Mediastudies | José van Dijck (Promotor) and Bernhard Rieder (Co-Promotor) | January 2012 – December 2015 | N.Kerssens[at]uva[dot]nl In the midst of new media usage being dominated by ‘apps’, this project examines the historico-political dimensions of personal computer application, or, in more general terms, […]

Simone Driessen: Localized Music Histories and their Significance to Audiences (2012-2016)

Simone Driessen | research: part of the international, HERA funded research project Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity (POPiD) Erasmus University Rotterdam, department of Media & Communication (from the Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication) | supervisor: Prof. dr. Susanne Janssen and dr. Jiska Engelbert |  September 2011- September 2016 | driessen[at]eshcc[dot]eur[dot]nl My dissertation […]

Christian Olesen: Film History in the Making: Digital Archives and Film Historiography – Historical and Future Perspectives (2012-2016)

Christian Olesen: Film History in the Making: Digital Archives and Film Historiography – Historical and Future Perspectives September 2012 – September 2016 University of Amsterdam, Department of Mediastudies Supervised by: Prof.dr. Julia Noordegraaf http://filmhistoryinthemaking.com/ http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/staff-members/content/o/l/c.g.olesen/c.g.olesen.html My project investigates the implications which digitization in film archives bears upon film historical research in primarily academic settings. Never […]

Ari Purnama: The Historical Poetics of Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas: Film Styles, Modes of Production, and Social Conditions (1997-present) (2012-2016)

Ari Purnama: The Historical Poetics of Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas: Film Styles, Modes of Production, and Social Conditions (1997-present) University of Groningen, Department of Arts, Culture and Media— This research is a part of The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) Prof. Dr. E.J. (Liesbeth) Korthals Altes Dr. Julian Hanich September, 2012—August, 2016 […]

Alex Gekker: Digital maps as objects of playful-casual power (2012-2016)

Alex Gekker: Digital maps as objects of playful-casual power PhD candidate and researcher in “Charting the Digital” European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC Grant  agreement n° 283464. Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) – Media and Performance Studies Promoters and Supervisors: Prof. Joost Raessens (Utrecht University), Dr. Sybille Lammes (University of Warwick) and Chris Perkins (University […]

Bas den Herder: A Question of Autonomy – The interview in France, England and the Netherlands, 1880 – 2005 (2008-2014)

Bas den Herder – A Question of Autonomy – The interview in France, England and the Netherlands, 1880 – 2005 Project: Reporting at the boundaries of the public sphere. Form, Style and Strategy of European Journalism, 1880-2005 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Department of Journalism prof. Marcel Broersma 2008 – 2014 (expected) basdenherder[at]gmail[dot]com Journalistic Autonomy and the Political Interview […]

Arno van der Hoeven: Popular music heritage, cultural memory, and cultural identity (2010-2014)

Arno van der Hoeven: Popular music heritage, cultural memory, and cultural identity (2010-2014) September 2010 – September 2014 Erasmus University, Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Culture and Communication Promotor: Prof. Dr. Suanne Janssen vanderhoeven[at]eshcc[dot]eur[dot]nl My research is part of the HERA-funded research project ‘Popular music heritage, cultural memory, and cultural identity’, which examines the increasing […]

Daniëlle Bruggeman: The Performance of Identity through Fashion (2010-2013)

Daniëlle Bruggeman: The Performance of Identity through Fashion Dutch Fashion Identity in a Globalised World (NWO) Radboud University Nijmegen, department of Cultural Studies (Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen) Prof.dr. Anneke Smelik (RUN) & prof.dr. Ulrich Lehmann (University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, UK) January 2010 – December 2013 d.bruggeman[at]let[dot]ru[dot]nl This research is part of the larger NWO-programme Dutch […]

Tim van der Heijden: “Memory Practices on the Move: Technological Innovations and User Generations in Home Movies” (2012-2016)

Tim van der Heijden: “Memory Practices on the Move: Technological Innovations and User Generations in Home Movies” (2012-2016) January 2012 – January 2016 Maastricht University NWO “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices. The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies” Maastricht University, Department of Literature and Arts Supervised by: Dr. Andreas Fickers, Dr. Jo Wachelder, Prof. dr. […]

Emiel Martens: Welcome to Paradise Island: The Rise of Jamaica’s Cine-Tourist Image, 1891-1951 (2004-2013)

Emiel Martens: Welcome to Paradise Island: The Rise of Jamaica’s Cine-Tourist Image, 1891-1951 University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies Supervisor: Patricia Pisters September 2004-September 2013 This thesis, for the first time, examines the history of film in Jamaica from the late nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. It concentrates on […]

Rafael Bienia: Narrative Fan Practices in Role-Playing Games (2011-2015)

Rafael Bienia:  “Narrative Fan Practices in Role-Playing Games” NWO “Narrative Fan Practices. A Key to Cultural Dynamics” Maastricht University, Department of Literature and Arts Promotor, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sally Wyatt, Dr. Karin Wenz August 2011- 31 July 2015 rafael.bienia[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl www.rafael-bienia.de At work and in free time, most of us communicate, share information, and make decisions […]

Johannes von Engelhardt: Regarding the Pain of Others: Representations and Perceptions of Mediated Distant Suffering (2011-2016)

Johannes von Engelhardt: Regarding the Pain of Others: Representations and Perceptions of Mediated Distant Suffering 01-03-2011 – 29-02-2016 Erasmus University Rotterdam / Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jeroen Jansz vonengelhardt[at]eshcc[dot]eur[dot]nl This project focuses on the mass media in their function of carrying stories and (audio-) visuals of suffering in developing […]

Maarten Michielse: Rearticulating Sounds – Appropriating Popular Music Online (2011-2015)

Maarten Michielse: Rearticulating Sounds – Appropriating Popular Music Online January 2011- January 2015 Maastricht University Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Renée van de Vall (promotor), Dr. Karin Wenz m.michielse[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl This project looks at how music enthusiasts appropriate popular music online by remixing, covering, and mashing-up popular songs and sharing these self-made products within online communities. The project […]

Enis Dinç: Images of Atatürk: The Commemoration of the Turkish Past in Audiovisual Media (2012-2016)

Enis Dinç:  Images of Atatürk: The Commemoration of the Turkish Past in Audiovisual Media 1 September 2012- 1 September 2016 ASCA, University of Amsterdam Promotores: Prof. Frank van Vree and Prof. Esther Peeren E.Dinc[at]uva[dot]nl The Turkish State has for decades acted as a gatekeeper to ensure state control over the way the Turkish Republican leader […]

Rik Smit: Retracing Memory Practices in Digital Spaces (2012-2017)

Rik Smit, M.A.: Retracing Memory Practices in Digital Spaces October 2012 – September 2017 Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG is its Dutch acronym) Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Department of Media and Journalism Studies Promotores: Prof. Dr. M.J. Broersma and Dr. Ansgard Heinrich p.h.smit[at]rug[dot]nl Description of the project: How are memory practices changing and which […]

Sarah Dellmann: Images of ‘Dutchness’. The Emergence of Modern Popular Imagery and Representations (2010-2014)

Sarah Dellmann: Images of ‘Dutchness’. The Emergence of Modern Popular Imagery and Representations May 2010-April 2014 Project “The Nation and Its Other”, NWO Program “Cultural Dynamics”: http://www.uu.nl/hum/nation-and-its-other Utrecht University, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) Promotor: Prof. Dr. Frank Kessler, supervisor: Dr. Nanna Verhoeff s.dellmann[at]uu[dot]nl In my PhD project, I investigate the role of images in […]