Arne van Lienden (1995) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication, and Culture. His research focuses on the content and production of discourses surrounding race/ethnicity in Polish televised football and the audience receptions of these discourses. Arne’s research is part of the NWO-funded research project How racist is televised football and do audiences react? and is conducted under the supervision of dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg (co-promotor) and prof. dr. Susanne Janssen (promotor).
Arne obtained his bachelor degree in American Studies at the University of Groningen in 2016. He obtained a joint master degree in European Studies from the University of Groningen and Jagiellonian University Krakow in 2018. His master thesis "Performing the Self: Identity and Glocalism in European Football Fandom" focused on the cultural performances of fanatic football fans in four European countries and the reproduction of global and local symbols in reinforcing their primary socio-political identifications. Before joining the Erasmus University, Arne has taught in the European Languages and Cultures bachelor program at the University of Groningen.