prof.dr. (Jacco) JC van Sterkenburg

Biography

Jacco van Sterkenburg works as an Endowed Professor " 'Race' , Inclusion and Communication, specifically in relation to Football and Media" in the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University. He obtained his PhD at the Humanities faculty of Utrecht University in 2011. In addition, Jacco has an MA (Drs.) degree in Psychology at Utrecht University with a specialization in Cross-cultural Psychology. For the past years, Jacco van Sterkenburg’s research has focused in particular on the following topics:
* Football and racism in a broad sense, including media, leadership, professional and recreational sports/football
* Media, Inclusion and Diversity
* Race, ethnicity, gender, whiteness in sports media, sport leadership and sport coaching, in an internationally comparative perspective
* the Paralympics on television.
Jacco’s research has gained recognition inside and outside academia. This is evident from academic awards and grants such as the NWO Vidi grant for a 5-year project on race/ethnicity and whiteness in mediated football (2018-2023), National Science Agenda (NWA) and Erasmus+ grants (co-applicant) on race and gender in sport media and in football leadership across European football, FIFA and UEFA scholarships, and KNAW and various Erasmus University Rotterdam grants. He has publications in books (e.g. on sport and race/ethnicity, with Routledge) and peer-refereed journals such as Media Culture & Society, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Language and Intercultural Communication, Communication and Sport, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and Soccer & Society. He has participated in advisory committees, popular fora, debates, and radio and TV programs. Moreover, Jacco acts as a supervisor (‘co-promotor’) of six PhD candidates and has been a visiting faculty at Leeds Beckett University, Roehampton University, Brunel University (London), University of Copenhagen, and a Visiting Professor at Victoria University Melbourne (Australia, January 2018). Currently, Jacco van Sterkenburg is also a Guest Researcher at Mulier Institute; Associate Editor of the peer-refereed journal Communication and Sport; Editorial board member of diverse academic journals; and one of the twelve Advisory Board Members of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) (2016-2023). Jacco’s teaching focuses on intercultural communication, racism and inclusion, research methods, sociology of sport and football, media and diversity, audience reception research and theory, politics of representation. He holds the Senior Qualification for Teaching (SKO) and acts as the BA-1 coordinator of the International Bachelor Communication and Media (IBCoM) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.    

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Endowed professor | Department of Media and Communication
Email
sterkenburg@eshcc.eur.nl
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Associate professor | Department of Media and Communication
Email
sterkenburg@eshcc.eur.nl
Room
M8-02
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

More information

Work

  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (7 september 2023) - Erasmus University Press: Clubs and fans react more fiercely and quickly to racist slogans.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (26 juni 2023) - Nieuwsuur (racism in football)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (6 juni 2023) - Associated Press (AP): ‘racist abuse of Vinicius Junior highlights entrenched problem in soccer'
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (25 mei 2023) - NPORadio1 (EenVandaag, Feit of Fictie)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (4 mei 2023) - Allemaal Gelijk (ESPN)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (14 april 2023) - Volkskrant (homophobia in men's football)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (28 januari 2023) - De Limburger newspaper (on misbehavior in football)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (28 januari 2023) - Radio/TV Rijnmond Rotterdam: ‘4 redenen waarom experts denken dat Feyenoord kampion wordt
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (14 december 2022) - RTL4 Nieuws (success and impact of Moroccan football team at WC)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (14 december 2022) - RTL4 Online: ‘Feest van alle minderheden: Zij aan zij juichen voetbalfans voor het Marokkaans voetbalelftal’

  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

  • Jacco van Sterkenburg, Carmen Longas Luque & Xavier Ginesta (2023) - Social media and sport as spaces for belonging (research grant, in a cooperation with Univ of VIC, Spain)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg, Matthias de Heer & Palesa Mashigo (2022) - Winner Emerald Best Paper Award 2022 (prize by academic publisher Emerald)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2022) - NWA grant (Nederlandse Wetenschaps Agenda/Dutch Science Agenda) ‘Representing Europe: Popular representations of diversity and connectedness’ (Co-applicant)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2021) - Endowed Chair ‘Race’, Inclusion and Communication. Financially supported by Fare, FIFPRO and UEFA
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2021) - TACKLE project – Racism in football (small grant by Fare)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg, Amanda Paz Alencar, Julian Schaap & Pauwke Berkers (2021) - KNAW Science Communication Grant. Main applicant.
  • Nick Romeijn & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2021) - FIFPRO project Intercultural competences for football expats (co-applicant with Nick Romeijn)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2020) - Research project proposal granted: Social inequality in sport and exercise in the COVID-19 context. Financed by ZonMw. Co-applicant with a.o. Radboud University, Mulier Institute, NOC*NSF, VSG, Sport Utrecht, GGD Gelderland
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2020) - Co-applicant in accepted Erasmus+ project on diversity and football leadership (iFLIPP) (2020-22)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2020) - Co-applicant in accepted Ministry of Social Affairs Grant on discrimination against youth of African origin (2020)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2018) - How racist is televised football and do audiences react?
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2016) - Small grant Kennis Centrum Sport
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2016) - Awarded REI grant for research on migration histories, citizenship and sport (co-applicant)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2015) - EUR Fellowship on sport media audiences, race and gender
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2014) - EUR Research Prize

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Methods of Media Research

Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA, MA
Year
2023
Course Code
CM4304

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Television Audiences

Year Level
MA, MA-2, MA
Year
2023
Course Code
CM4351

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Master Class

Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA, MA
Year
2023
Course Code
CM4500

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Master Thesis

Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA, MA
Year
2023
Course Code
CM5000

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Minor Sports and Society

Year
2023
Course Code
FEB53120

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Minor Sports and Society

Year
2023
Course Code
FEB53120M

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Feeling Orange

Level
BA and MA
Year Level
BA and MA
Year
2023
Course Code
FC0031

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

Feeling Orange

Level
BA and MA
Year Level
BA and MA
Year
2023
Course Code
FC0030

WODC

Start date approval
januari 2024
End date approval
december 2024
Place
DEN HAAG
Description
Voorzitter wetenschappelijke begeleidingscommissie
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key note panelist ‘Race and gender stereotyping and sports media. International Sports and Discrimination congress.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist & Presenter in Panel What are glass ceilings? And how can we overcome them (presentation and panelist)
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Sports Media
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panel member on invitation, in panel ‘Scoren zonder stereotypen’ (Scoring without stereotypes], organized by WomenInc.
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Annual Sport and Discrimination Conference
  • Alexandre Diallo, Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘Colin Kapernick and Black athlete activism’ (with Blum et al.). Sport and Discrimination congress Rotterdam
  • Palesa Mashigo & Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - ‘One rotten apple or a rotten tree. Racism in European football (with P. Mashigo). Sport and Discrimination congress, Rotterdam
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Key Note Voetbal en racisme
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist and presenter on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation
  • Jacco van Sterkenburg (2023) - Panelist on invitation in panel Real change and the “real world”: Sports media programs and cultural transformation.

News regarding prof.dr. (Jacco) JC van Sterkenburg

Oratie Jacco van Sterkenburg: Raciale stereotypering, racisme en inclusie in voetbal

Vrijdag 5 april aanvaardt Jacco van Sterkenburg zijn bijzondere leerstoel ‘Race, Inclusion and Communication, specifically in relation to Footbal and Media'.
Portrait picture of Jacco van Sterkenburg

"Voetbal is een machtige kracht en weerspiegelt hoe de samenleving beter kan"

Palesa Mashigo en Jacco van Sterkenburg onderzoeken diversiteit in het voetbal en helpen minderheden een carrière in het voetbal na te streven.
Jacco van Sterkenburg en Palesa Mashigo 2

Vrouwenvoetbal is topsport, maar het is wel anders dan mannenvoetbal

Trouw heeft een essay gepubliceerd over stereotypen en recente ontwikkelingen in het vrouwenvoetbal. Jacco van Sterkenburg en Sandra Meeuwsen zijn geïnterviewd.

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