Femke Vandenberg is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
Her PhD research into the Aesthetic Dispositions of Cultural Audiences is part of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens. Its primary focus is on the experience of live music for different cultural audiences. As a cultural sociologist, she is interested in the role music plays in society, focusing on the collective values of live music. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, her research has branched out to explore the growing domain of live music online, analysing the potential of livestreamed concerts in establishing the social components of live music for various audiences.
Femke studied at the Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, Ireland, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in Fine Art (2014). After working as a practising artist for a year, she went on to a Pre-Master and subsequent Masters in Arts, Culture and Society at the Erasmus University, graduating in 2017.
Femke Vandenberg, Michael Berghman & Koen Eijck (2019) - A Taste for Collective Effervescence: A study into the taste patterns of the national music consumer
Femke Vandenberg, Michael Berghman & Koen Eijck (2019) - A Taste for Collective Effervescence
Femke Vandenberg (2018) - Boundary-work of the 'illigitimate' Cultural Cunsumer
Femke Vandenberg, Michael Berghman & Koen Eijck (2018) - Sing, fight, cry, pray, laugh, work and admire”: Taste Patterns of the 'Illegitimate' Cultural Consumer
Femke Vandenberg (2018) - Taste Patterns of the 'Illegitimate' Cultural Consumer
Femke Vandenberg (2018) - A study into the illegitimate cultural consumer
Femke Vandenberg & Julian Schaap (2017) - ‘Any Irish MC’s out there?’ Negotiating class, nationality, masculinity and whiteness in the virtual Irish rap scene
Femke Vandenberg, Michael Berghman & Koen Eijck (2020) - "Walk on clogs and just act normal": defining collectivity in Dutch domestic music - 115th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association