dr. (Abby) A.S. Waysdorf

dr. (Abby) A.S. Waysdorf

Lecturer Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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waysdorf@eshcc.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

A.S. Waysdorf & S. Reijnders (2016). Immersion, authenticity and the theme park as social space: Experiencing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. International Journal of Cultural Studies. doi: 10.1177/1367877916674751[go to publisher's site]

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Abby Waysdorf is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She is currently performing research within the research project, Locating Imagination: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Literary, Film and Music Tourism, which is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
The central aim of this project is to discover why and under what circumstances popular media products give rise to new tourism flows, and which variations can be found based on the specific characteristics of the medium involved.

Abby was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington, in Seattle, and a Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Media and Performance Studies from Utrecht University. Aside from Locating Imagination, her research interests include online culture, fan studies, sports and media, and the digitization of television.

      • A.S. Waysdorf (2014). DVDs, Streams, Comment Threads and Developing a Television Canon. In L. Mee & J. Walker (Eds.), Cinema, Television, and History: New Approaches (pp. 222-238). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2016, mei 12). I’m ‘Really’ in Hogwarts: Fan Experience in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Higher School for Economics, Moscow, Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research.
      • 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).
      • A.S. Waysdorf & S.L. Reijnders (2016). Place and The Prisoner. Fan Studies Network Conference: Norwich, UK (2016, juni 25 - 2016, juni 26).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2015). Immersion, authenticity and the theme park as social space:  Experiencing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. European Fan Cultures 2015: Rotterdam, NL (2015, november 12 - 2015, november 13).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2015). “I’m Really In Hogwarts!: Simulation, Consumption, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Play/Perform/Participate: International Society of Intermedial Studies #2: Utrecht, NL (2015, april 16 - 2015, april 18).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2015). Riding the Hogwarts Express: Simulation, Place, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Fan Studies Network Conference: Norwich, UK (2015, juni 27 - 2015, juni 28).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2014). My Trip to King's Landing: Fan Tourism as Fan Practice. Fan Studies Network Symposium 2014: Regent's University, London, UK (2014, augustus 27 - 2014, augustus 27).
      • A.S. Waysdorf & S.L. Reijnders (2014). My Trip to King's Landing: Fan Tourism as Fan Practice. Second Global Conference Fan Communities and Fandom: Prague, CZ (2014, november 7 - 2014, november 10).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2014). My Trip to King's Landing: Ways of Imagining in Contemporary Television Tourism. Media and Place Conference: Leeds, UK (2014, juli 11 - 2014, juli 12).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2014). My Trip to King’s Landing: Fantasy, Fandom, and Contemporary Television Tourism. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2014: Wageningen, NL (2014, februari 3 - 2014, februari 4).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2014). My Trip to King’s Landing: Fantasy, Fandom, and Contemporary Television Tourism. International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 35: Orlando, FL (2014, maart 19 - 2014, maart 23).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2014). My Trip to King’s Landing: Ways of Imagining in Contemporary Television Tourism. Travel and Tourism Research International Conference, International Tourism and Media Track: Brugge (2014, januari 24 - 2014, januari 24).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2013). TV Tourism: Game of Thrones. International Conference: Locating Imagination: Media, Tourism, Rituals: Rotterdam, NL (2013, oktober 17 - 2013, oktober 18).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2013). After the Match and Beyond: Football Fanfiction and the Mediatization of Football. Console-ing Passions: Leicester, UK (2013, juni 23 - 2013, juni 25).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2013). Convergence Fandom. MASH Making and Sharing Conference on Audience Creativity: Maastricht, NL (2013, juli 4 - 2013, juli 5).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2013). After the Match and Beyond: Football Fanfiction and the Mediatization of Football. European Fandom and Fan Studies Conference: Amsterdam, NL (2013, november 9 - 2013, november 9).
      • A.S. Waysdorf (2013). Moving the Goalposts: Football Fanfiction and the Interpretation of Media Sport Narratives. Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) Conference 2013: Prague, CZ (2013, juni 20 - 2013, juni 22).
  • Lecturer

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    The Netherlands
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  • University of Groningen - Media & Journalism

    Start Date
    Nov/2017
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    GRONINGEN