Balázs Boross is lecturer and PhD Candidate at the Arts and Culture Department of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His NWO funded project 'Television culture in the age of participation: (re)making media rituals' investigates how 'ordinary' people experience their participation in reality TV productions, how the participation of cast members is streamlined by production workers, and how these experiences and strategies are linked to questions of visibility, identity politics and power in the new media age. Articles resulting from this project have been published in European Journal of Cultural Studies, Television and New Media and Media Culture & Society. Balazs teaches among others History of Western Arts and Culture, Academic Skills, Audience Studies and supervises MA and BA students with media related projects.
B. Boross (2017, april 19). Prosocial television and the myth of participation. Tel Aviv University, Future of Old Media conference.
B. Boross (2015, maart 2). Media coming out, symbolic power and the value of ‘participation’. Utrecht University, Research presentation, Centre for Television in Transition.
A.S. Waysdorf, S.L. Reijnders & B. Boross (2016). Immersion, authenticity and the theme park as social space: Experiencing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. International Communication Association: Fukuoka, Japan (2016, juni 9 - 2016, juni 13).
B. Boross (2016). Television culture and the myth of participation: re-making media rituals. European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) biennial conference, panel Media Anthropology`s Legacies and Concerns: Milan, Italy (2016, juli 20 - 2016, juli 23).
B. Boross (2016). Chairing session Popular Communication. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2016: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2016, februari 4 - 2016, februari 5).
B. Boross (2015). Ritual theory in media research: perspectives and methodological challenges. 25th Anniversary Conference, Department of Cultural Anthropology, ELTE University: Budapest, Hungary (2015, november 27).
B. Boross (2015). These cameras are here for a reason: media coming out, symbolic power and the value of participation. Behind the scenes of the Dutch television programme Uit de Kast. International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference: Montreal, Canada (2015, juli 16).
B. Boross (2015). Media coming out, symbolic power and the value of ‘participation’. Behind the scenes of the Dutch reality programme Uit de Kast. IHECS Youth, media and diversities conference: Brussels (2015, april 2).
B. Boross & S. Reijnders (2015). A media ritual in the making: behind the scenes of the coming out reality programme Uit de Kast. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: University of Antwerp, Belgium (2015, februari 2).
B. Boross & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Coming out with the media: the ritualization of self-disclosure in the Dutch television programme Uit de Kast. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Wageningen (2014, februari 3).
B. Boross & S.L. Reijnders (2014). Coming out with the media: the ritualization of self-disclosure in the Dutch television programme Uit de Kast. Annual conference of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA): Bournemouth, UK (2014, januari 9).
B. Boross (2013). Media rituals: Mediated Coming Out. Locating Imagination Conference: Rotterdam (2013, oktober 18).
B. Boross (2014). Best Paper Award: Media and the Margins. Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association annual conference: Bournemouth, UK (2014, januari 7 - 2014, januari 10). Wetenschappelijk.