dr. (Jacco) JC van Sterkenburg

dr. (Jacco) JC van Sterkenburg
Associate Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
sterkenburg@eshcc.eur.nl

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~~Jacco van Sterkenburg works as an Associate Professor 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
  • Race/ethnicity, nationality, and gender in mediated football in an internationally comparative perspective;
  • Race, ethnicity, gender, whiteness in sport…

~~Jacco van Sterkenburg works as an Associate Professor 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
  • Race/ethnicity, nationality, and gender in mediated football in an internationally comparative perspective;
  • Race, ethnicity, gender, whiteness in sport leadership and sport coaching
  • Nationality changes and migration patterns in football and sport, and changing ideas on citizenship and fandom, in an internationally comparative perspective
  • Media, migration, diversity and discrimination in general, in a European 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), an Erasmus+ grant (co-applicant (2020-23) on race and gender in football leadership and communication across European football, FIFA and UEFA scholarships, 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, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Soccer & Society and Journal of Multicultural Discourses. He has participated in advisory committees, popular fora, debates, and TV programs. Moreover, Jacco acts as a supervisor (‘co-promotor’) of four PhD candidates and has been a visiting faculty at 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 Visiting Research Fellow at Mulier Institute, a member of Young Erasmus, an editorial board member of the peer refereed journal Communication and Sport, and one of the twelve Advisory Board Members of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) (2016-19).

Jacco’s teaching focuses on intercultural communication, media research methods, sociology of sport, media and diversity, audience reception research and theory, politics of representation, and research methods. 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.

 

 

        • R. Tilman & J.C. van Sterkenburg (2017). Vrouwenvoetbal, gender en media. Een receptieonderzoek naar betekenisgeving aan gender in vrouwenvoetbal op televisie. Zoetermeer; Klement Uitgeverij. In Geschiedenis en heden vrouwen en meidenvoetbal in Nederland (pp. 237-261). Zoetermeer: Klement
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg & D. Blokzeijl (2017). Football and race talk among Dutch football media audiences. In D. Hassan & C. Acton (Eds.), Sport and contested identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates (pp. 93-111). London: Routledge
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Sports media in Europe. The international context. In C.P. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Race (pp. 185-196). New York: Routledge
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). Etnische diversiteit in voetbal op TV: een Nederlandse case study naar publieksinterpretaties. In A. Terlouw & M. Davidovic (Eds.), Diversiteit en discriminatie (pp. 283-299). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). The Paralympic Games on Dutch television. In D. Jackson, C. Hodges, M. Molesworth & R. Scullion (Eds.), Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics (pp. 141-152). London: Routledge
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013). National Bonding and Meanings Given to Race and Ethnicity; Watching the Football World Cup on Dutch TV. In D. Hassan (Ed.), Ethnicity and Race in Association Football: Case Study Analyses in Europe, Africa and the USA (pp. 96-113). New York: Routledge
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). De invloed van voetbalcommentaar op een miljoenenpubliek. In C. van den Brink, H. Klippus, H. Stouwdam, J. Volkers & E. Wieldraaijer (Eds.), En...wat ging er door je heen? Ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse sportjournalistiek (pp. 175-179). daM Uitgeverij en Nederlandse Sport Pers
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg & M. Bataille (2018, juni 5). Audience interpretations of women’s football. The year after the historic win at the European Football Championships. Oxford, Invited speaker at conference ‘Moments, Metaphors, Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer’.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, januari 29). Grant writing. Melbourne, Presentation in the framework of Visiting Professorship Victoria University.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, januari 23). Race/ethnicity, sport media and sport leadership. Melbourne, Lecture in framework of Visting Professorship Victoria University.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, juni 7). Racialized discourses in sport media and how do audiences and journalists react? Lausanne, Switzerland, International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2017, oktober 11). Race/ethnicity and sport media. Lannion, Guest speaker at conference ‘Diversity in television sports information’. Invited by Damian Gaillard, University of Rennes, France.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, maart 18). Refugees - are the media doing the right thing? Paris, UNESCO Debate on Media and Migration.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, december 6). Guest lecture Sport and race/ethncity. University of Utrecht, Course Sport & Society.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, november 19). Guest lecture Race/ethnicity and sport media. Amsterdam, Amsterdam sociology of sport course (invited by Prof Spaaij).
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, december 16). Football (soccer), audience discourses and racialized hierarchies. Sydney, Crossroads conference.
        • S. Bradbury, J.C. van Sterkenburg & P. Mignon (2015, juni 9). Cracking the glass ceiling? Racial stereotypification and the experiences of elite level ethnic minority coaches in football in Europe. Paris, International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, juni 11). Race/ethncity and football media audiences. Budapest, International Sociology of Sport Association conference.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg & R. Peeters (2015, juni 9). Football and discourses surrounding race/ethnicity, nation, and gender, with a focus on media, coaches and players’. Paris, International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, oktober 14). Invited lecture Institutional discrimination and the glass ceiling in European football. Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany, European Football for Development Network.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, januari 12). Qualitative methodology (thematic analysis) in teaching, and on my research on sports media, race and gender. Utrecht, Television in Transition work group Mediastudies, UU.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, september 29). Race and sport media. Florence, Invited lecture for the inaugural 2015-16 workshop series of the Migration working group, European University Institute, Florence Italy.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, september 18). Global Heroes: Welke factoren zijn bepalend voor de constructie van het imago van global sportheroes of celebrities via de moderne massamedia en zijn er variaties in het imago van zulke helden per regio, nationaliteit, etniciteit etc.? Noordwijk, Invited presentation at the Mulier Debate ‘Sporthelden en biografie’ [Sport celebrities and biography]. Invited and organized by Mulier Institute and the municipality of Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014, juli 24). Race and football media. Oxford, Invited presentation at the international conference on FIFA World Cup and the Nation: Culture, Politics, Identity. Organized by Routledge.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014, november 5). Race/ethnicity, gender and sport media. Leiden, Guest lecture in course Discrimination in Law and Society, invited by Prof Holtmaat.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013, november 6). Race and Sport. Leiden, Invited lecture by professor Holtmaat Law faculty, University of Leiden.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013, mei 13). Audience receptions of race/ethnicity and gender in televised football in the Netherlands and the UK. Nyon, Switzerland, UEFA Research Grant Day.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014, juli 24). Race and football media. Oxford, Invited presenter at the conference 'FIFA World Cup and the Nation: Culture, Politics and Identity', organized by Routledge.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2012, juni 27). Race, ethnicity, gender, social connectivity and differentiation during the football World Cup 2010 on TV’. Belfast, Race, ethncity and sport conference.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2012, oktober 31). Raciaal taalgebruk in sportmedia. Een studie naar voetbal op TV. Utrecht, Interdisciplinaire groep In- en Uitsluiting.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, januari 18). FEYEUR’: Feyenoord - EUR cooperation: football projects and research (presentation as part of EUR team presentation, with ESSB colleagues). Rotterdam, Presentation invited by Feyenoord CSR department.
        • J. Hofhuis & J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, juni 13). Intercultural competences. Rotterdam, IBCoM Away Day.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, maart 22). Teaching in the international classroom. Rotterdam, RISBO invitation: https://youtu.be/87vrij3NODE.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, oktober 8). Racial diversity in sport media. London, DWord3 conference (invited talk).
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2017, oktober 12). Leadership positions in football. Brussels, Guest speaker at UEFA study group conference Diversity and Inclusion, on racial/ethnic and gender diversity in football leadership. Invited by European football association UEFA and Fare.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2017, mei 17). Polarisatie in en door media. Utrecht, Guest speaker seminar ‘Media’, organized by SIETAR, association for professionals in the field of intercultural communication and diversity.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014, oktober 23). Het Grote Racisme Debat. Aula, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Het Grote Racisme Debat.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, maart 12). Voetbal en racisme [Football and racism]. Den Haag, Voetbal en Racisme seminar, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, maart 19). Sport en media. Utrecht, Mulier Instituut 'appetizer'.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, oktober 3). Debat de Goffert. Nijmegen, Anti-racisme campagne Onderhuids.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014, juli 25). Gender and sports media. Rotterdam, EU Games Masterclass Gender equality and sport.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013, juni 24). Sport media and constructions of race and (dis)ability. The Hague, Invited guest lecture: Special program Sport and media, Hogeschool Amsterdam.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013, oktober 1). Paralympische Spelen op de Nederlandse TV: Representatie en interpretatie. Utrecht, Keynote Expert meeting Galgenwaard stadion FC Utrecht/Mulier Instituut.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013, mei 13). Audience receptions of race/ethnicity and gender in televised football in the Netherlands and the UK. Presentation on invitation May 2013. Nyon, Switzerland, UEFA (European Football Association) Research Grant Day.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2012, maart 19). Mannen en media. Amsterdam, Kenniscafe (Volkskrant De Balie, NEMO).
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2012, januari 25). De sportmedia en etnisch-raciale stereotypering; Doorbreking of reproductie. Utrecht, De Galgenwaard football stadium, MUlierDebat.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018, oktober 19). One Young World event: Football Unites, Discrimination Divides. the Hague, Panelist on invitation: Invited by organizer Kompass, Dutch human rights organization. Main audience One Young World delegates.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2017, maart 6). Etnische diversiteit in sportmedia. Amsterdam, Gala van de Media, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015, april 2). Sport media en racisme. Theater De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam, In your face (event for 500 school pupils about racism).
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg & J. Engelbert (2015, november 19). Who is afraid of Zwarte Piet. Erasmus University Rotterdam, public debate Erasmus University.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Editorial Board Communication and Sport (journal). Position with : European Journal of Football.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Expert member. Position with : International network for research in spot and migration issues.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Reviewer on research proposal Polish identity in football. Position with : Polish National Science Centre.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Advisory Board International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA). Position with : ISSA.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Member of expert panel 'Women in sport films'. Position with : Film Festival Amsterdam.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Member in expert meeting Integrity in sport. Position with : Utrecht University.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Expert in small working group on discrimination in society including football. Position with : Onderhuids and diverse Dutch Ministries.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016-2016). Member in Kennisagenda Sport expert meeting. Position with : NWO and universities.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015-2015). Member/Expert in work group Teaching in the International Classroom (EUR). Position with : EUR.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2007-2007). Guest lecturer in Utrecht University course Sport & Samenleving. Position with : Utrecht University; Utrecht School of Governance.
        • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013-2014). Member of Advisory Board in 1-year study about football violence commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice (executed by Bureau Beke). Position with : I do this in my capacity as Assistant Prof at ESHCC (EUR).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg & R. Spaaij (Ed.). (2016). Mediated football, representations and audience receptions of race/ethnicity, gender and nation. New York/London: Routledge
      • I. Awad, S. Azrioual, T. Cieraad, A. Costa, K. De Vries, J.M. Engelbert, I. Lochem, A. Nzume, J. Olivieira, J.C. van Sterkenburg, A.A. van Stipriaan Luiscius & J.R. Ward (Ed.). (2015). PIET: Handboek voor een moderne Sinterklaasviering. Rotterdam/Amsterdam: Trichis / Noturban
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg & R. Spaaij (Eds.). (2015-2015) Soccer & Society, 16(5-6).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, december 1). Ahannach: gekleurde spelers geweerd van trainerscursus (mijn onderzoek over leiderschap in voetbal benoemd in artikel). Volkskrant
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016, november 5). Zoektocht naar meer donkere trainers: interview over leiderschap, voetbal, etniciteit. NRC Handelsblad
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg Sport en media in het digitale tijdperk. Vier experts over kansen en gevolgen. Sport NEXT, editie 1 voorjaar 2015
      • I. Awad, J.M. Engelbert, J.C. van Sterkenburg, A.A. van Stipriaan Luiscius & C. Peters (2014, december 1). Universiteit ontwijkt het Zwarte Piet-debat. Volkskrant, pp. 22-22.
      • I. Blum, I. Awad & J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Colin Kaepernick and Black Athlete Activism in the US: How New Media is Changing the Game Again. Conference “Changing the rules of the game? Two-day symposium on sport and media: Loughborough (2018, mei 16 - 2018, mei 17).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Witte journalisten in de diverse voetbalwereld een scheef beeld; witte-journalisten-in-de-diverse-voetbalwereld--een-scheef-beeld (geinterviewd voor SportKnowHow).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). External referee for British Academy research proposal.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). BRISWA. Expert in Erasmus Plus Project: .
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Graduate Paper Award Reviewer, International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Visiting Professor Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Invited by Victoria University: Melbourne (2018, januari 21 - 2018, januari 31).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Websites of organizations such as NWO, Mulier Institute, reported on my Vidi research.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). Hoe kan voetbalcommentaar het integratiedebat beinvloeden, geinterviewd voor Sport & Strategie.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2017). Panel member on invitation, through Skype. International Panel discussion on women’s football (organized by FARE): Berlijn (2018, juni 7).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Panel member in panel around refugees and media. UNESCO Debate on Media and Migration: Paris, UNESCO (2016, maart 18).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg & N. Amsterdam (2016). Organization of symposium Youth sport participation at the intersection of gender, ethnic and religious identifications.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Organziation of public film screening 'Forever Pure' at EUR.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Chair Sociology of Sport Association conference, in session Sport and Media. Sociology of Sport Association conference: Budapest (2016, juni 18).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Dutch news organizations 'losing readers' over lack of diversity. Interview for WAN-IFRA World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers: (2016, juli 11).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Waarom het EK drama wordt opgeklopt. Interview NPO Radio 1 Website: (2016, juni 10).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Ethnic minority coaches still not getting jobs in English football says report. Interview for website Football Against Racism in Europe - FARE: (2016, november 16).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). De Fransen zijn arrogant en de Belgen bescheiden, of toch niet? Interview voor artikel rond EK voetbal HP de Tijd: (2016, mei 8).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). Zwarte bladzijden. mijn onderzoek besproken in dit artikel van Sunny Bergman voor VPRO: (2015, april 14).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). Studie naar Sint viering (interview voor krantenartikel Algemeen Dagblad; 30-06-2015).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). Donkere coach ligt vaak te gevoelig (interview voor krantenartikel Het Parool; 13-04-2015).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). Chair, in session ‘Sport, race and ethnicity’. 50th International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference: Paris (2015, juni 9 - 2015, juni 12).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). Panel member Institutional discrimination and the glass ceiling in European football. 14-10-2015: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg, J. Engelbert & I. Awad (2015). Organizer of international conference - ECREA section Media Migration and Diaspora.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014). UEFA beurs voor wetenschappelijk sportonderzoek. (interview voor Sport & Strategie Online: (2014, oktober 8).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014). Let op etnische stereotypen tijdens het WK 2014 (mijn studies naar sportmedia besproken in dit artikel Zihni Ozdil; Republiek Allochtonie, 21-06-2014).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg & C. Van Lindert (2014). Mediasport and disablebodiedness (organizing workshop). European Association for the Sociology of Sport conference: Utrecht (2014, mei 7 - 2014, mei 10).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2013). Wie zo gewoon is doet toch geen rare (doping) dingen, toch? (interview voor krantenartikel in NRC NEXT.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2012). Chair in session ‘Community sports: European Programs’. 4th Bi-Annual Conference Sport, Race and Ethnicity,: Belfast (2012, juni 27 - 2012, juni 29).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2018). How racist is televised football and do audiences react? NWO VIDI grant: . Overig.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Small grant Kennis Centrum Sport. Overig.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2016). Awarded REI grant for research on migration histories, citizenship and sport (co-applicant). Overig.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2015). EUR Fellowship on sport media audiences, race and gender. Overig.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (2014). EUR Research Prize. Overig.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2014, mrt 10). Sport, politiek en Media. [podcast]. In Podcast onder doctoren.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2016, jun 15). Radio 1 interview 'Sportcommentaar bevestigt stereotypes'. [radio-uitzending]. In Radio Sportzomer.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2016, jan 18). Editie NL (interview on jungle noises at a Dutch football match). [televisie-uitzending]. In Editie NL (RTL4).
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2016, mrt 17). News item on football supporters' violence and masculinity. [televisie-uitzending]. In Editie NL. RTL 4.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Contribution TV program) (2016, nov 27). My research discussed in Studio Voetbal. [televisie-uitzending]. In NOS.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2015, apr 14). Studio Erasmus. [webcast]. In Studio Erasmus.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (interview) (2015, jun 29). EUR onderzoekt Sinterklaasviering zonder Zwarte Piet. [radio-uitzending]. In Radio. Radio Rijnmond.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Experiment in class; interview) (2015, feb 22). Uitgesloten; Voetbal. [televisie-uitzending]. In Uitgesloten. NPO2.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2014, dec 12). BNR ochtendprogramma. [radio-uitzending]. In BNR Radio. BNR.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (Interview) (2014, sep 01). Editie NL. [televisie-uitzending]. In Editie NL. RTL4.
      • J.C. van Sterkenburg (My research on sport media discussed among the invited guests) (2013, mrt 21). Pauw & Witteman. [televisie-uitzending]. In Pauw & Witteman. NPO1.
  • Intercultural Communication

    Title
    Intercultural Communication
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (BA-1)

    Television Audiences

    Title
    Television Audiences
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA) (MA-2) (MA)

    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I

    Title
    Methoden van Mediaonderzoek I
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA)

    Methods of media research II

    Title
    Methods of media research II
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA) (MA) (MA) (MA)

    Master's Thesis

    Title
    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (MA) (MA) (MA) (MA)
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    The Netherlands

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam