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.