Arno van der Hoeven is Assistant Professor in the department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
He teaches courses about media theory, the media industries and globalisation. Arno's research focuses on the contributions of media and culture to urban development. He is fascinated by the ways in which cultural forms such as popular music foster social relationships and meaningful engagements between people and their local environment. He has worked on various research projects that address these connections between place, culture and identity:
The places of live music: what is the impact of live music on cities?
Online urban heritage: how do participatory media change people’s engagement with the urban past
Popular music heritage and nostalgia: how does popular music’s past support collective identities?
Arno holds MA degrees in Communication Science from Radboud University Nijmegen and Sociology from the University of Antwerp. In 2014, Arno obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. His dissertation (‘Popular Music Memories: Places and practices of popular music heritage, memory and cultural identity’) looked at the different ways in which popular music is remembered and evokes memories.
Arno holds the Senior University Teaching Qualification (SQT / SKO) and acts as the academic coordinator of the Premaster Media Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam.