We are live: check out the first episode of our new podcast ‘In Media Res’!

Have you ever wondered what happens after obtaining a PhD in Media Studies? In this podcast series, the RMeS PhD council interviews various media doctors that either work in or outside academia to hear from their experiences.

In the first episode, Bartosz Zerebecki (EUR) interviews Roel Lutkenhaus, who obtained a PhD in Media Studies in 2020. After researching entertainment in education, Roel stepped out of academia and founded New Momentum – a start-up in the South of Rotterdam that develops digital research methods to create (public) media campaigns in collaction with participatory audiences. Listen to the first episode of In Media Res on Spotify here, on Apple Music here, on Google Podcasts here, and on Reason here.



Congratulations to our first RMeS director José van Dijck for winning the Spinoza award!

— Image: José van Dijck Beeld NWO, fotografie: Studio Oostrum —

José van Dijck is Professor of Media and Digital Society at Utrecht University. Her research investigates the impact of digital media on our social lives. Her work has laid the foundation for our research school and our field of Media Studies more broadly.

She has contributed to an understanding of the societal impact of new media technologies that she analyses in groundbreaking interdisciplinary research. The Spinoza award is a well-deserved recognition of her great work and scholarship.

Vacancy | The RMeS PhD Council needs you!

PhD Position

The RMeS PhD Council needs you!

The RMeS PhD Council is looking for a new member. The Council meets twice a year and organizes one network event each year. The Council represents the PhD community in the RMeS Advisory Board and gets to evaluate and discuss the direction of the Research School for Media Studies.

Joining the PhD Council is also a great way to get to know PhD’s from other universities in your field of study and broaden your network.

We are currently looking for a new member of the Council from:

  • Utrecht University

If you are interested in this position, or just want to ask some more questions, please let us know by sending an e-mail with your name, current title of your PhD, and what year of your contract you are in, if applicable (no resume’s or motivation letters required) to rmes@rug.nl.

In the case of more than one applicant for this position, the current PhD Council will select a council member from the candidates based on:

  1. Research subject (we aim to have council members from as wide a range of different areas of media studies as possible);
  2. Diversity (we aim to have a council that represents the PhD community as best as possible);
  3. Phase of PhD (ideally new members would be able to join the council for at least a year);
  4. Type of contract (we aim to have the council represent the different kinds of PhD’s in RMeS (inside/outside-PhD’s)).

We hope to hear from you.

RMeS PhD Council