prof.dr. (Jacco) JC van Sterkenburg

prof.dr. (Jacco) JC van Sterkenburg
Endowed professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
sterkenburg@eshcc.eur.nl
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 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 sport leadership and sport coaching
  • Race/ethnicity, nationality, and gender in mediated football in an internationally comparative perspective;
  • 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 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, 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 five 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 journals Communication and Sport and Soccer & Society 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.

 

 

  • Arno Hoeven & Jacco Sterkenburg (2014) - Methode: Sterren onder de loep. - Sociologie magazine, 22 (2), 12-13
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - Etniciteit, de sportmedia en lichamelijke opvoeding - Lichamelijke Opvoeding, 100 (2), 38-42

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2011) - Race, Ethnicity and the Sport Media (dissertation) - Pallas Publications/Amsterdam University Press

  • O Dorokhina, M Hosta & Jacco Sterkenburg (2011) - Targeting social cohesion in post-conflict societies through sport. A handbook of good practice - EU

  • S Bradbury, J Lusted & Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - Race, ethnicity and racism in sports coaching - Routledge
  • Isabel Awad Cherit, J Engelbert & Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - Special issue Editors of Special issue European Journal of Cultural Studies The porous borders of Europe: Contemporary media and everyday discourses of belonging and exclusion - Sage
  • Jacco Sterkenburg & R Spaaij (2016) - Mediated football, representations and audience receptions of race/ethnicity, gender and nation - Routledge

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - De invloed van voetbalcommentaar op een miljoenenpubliek - daM Uitgeverij en Nederlandse Sport Pers

  • Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - Protesting in a new media landscape: Colin Kaepernick and the return of Black athlete activism
  • Irene Blum, Isabel Awad Cherit & Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Colin Kaepernick and Black Athlete Activism in the US: How New Media is Changing the Game Again
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Chair Sociology of Sport Association conference, in session Sport and Media
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Panel member in panel around refugees and media
  • Jacco Sterkenburg, J Engelbert & Isabel Awad Cherit (2015) - Organizer of international conference - ECREA section Media Migration and Diaspora
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Panel member Institutional discrimination and the glass ceiling in European football
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Chair, in session ‘Sport, race and ethnicity’
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - Chair in session ‘Community sports: European Programs’

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Graduate Paper Award Reviewer, International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - Race, ethnicity, gender and audience receptions of football on television in the Netherlands and England - UEFA
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - Come on Orange! National bonding and identification among viewers of various ethnic origins during the 2010 football World Cup on Dutch TV - FIFA/ Centre Internationale d' Etude d'Europe (CIES)

  • Jacco 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)

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - External referee for British Academy research proposal

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (20 juni 2020) - Inteview about racism and the TV football program ‘Veronica Inside’ - Interview

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Invited by Victoria University - Invited by Victoria University
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2017) - International Panel discussion on women’s football (organized by FARE) - International Panel discussion on women’s football (organized by FARE)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Unknown event - Unknown event
  • Jacco Sterkenburg & N Amsterdam (2016) - Unknown event - Unknown event
  • Jacco Sterkenburg & C Van Lindert (2014) - European Association for the Sociology of Sport conference - European Association for the Sociology of Sport conference

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Expert in Erasmus Plus Project - Expert in Erasmus Plus Project

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - ISSA (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - European Journal of Football (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - International network for research in spot and migration issues (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Utrecht University (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Onderhuids and diverse Dutch Ministries (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Polish National Science Centre (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Film Festival Amsterdam (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - NWO and universities (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Erasmus University Rotterdam (External organisation)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2007) - Utrecht University (External organisation)

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - I do this in my capacity as Assistant Prof at ESHCC (EUR) (External organisation)

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - ‘Race in sport’. Online conversation with Dr. Akilah Carter Francique. - Organized by Network of Sport and Body Movement for Vulnerable Groups and Fare
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - ‘Reproducing and challenging everyday racism in and through (mediated) football’. - Invited online lecture, open to everyone. Invited by Prof. Henrard, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - ‘Inclusive teaching and learning best practice. Online workshop’. - Presentation and panelist in seminar by the Diversity & Inclusion Office, EUR
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - ‘Race, ethnicity, whiteness and mediated stereotypes in football coaching’. - Forum on football coaching (related to the book published with Bradbury and Lusted on coaching (2020)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - International Communication Association (ICA), panellist on invitation, for panel ‘The Sports Communication Playing Field: Leading International Scholars Consider the Research Agenda’ - ICA conference, panel session
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - ‘Beeldvorming en institutioneel racisme’ [Media imagery and institutional racism]. - Expert meeting on the theme of sport & ethnicity. Mulier Institute
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - 'Discourse analysis’. - Digitalized video lecture on Discourse analysis. Centre for Learning and Innovation EUR, invited by Dr Dimitruca, Dr Pridmore, May 2019
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - ‘Race/ethnicity, sport media and sport leadership’. I - nvited presentation at Staff seminar Carnegie Research Centre: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Leeds Beckett University. Leeds, England
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - 'Sport media and meanings given to race/ethnicity’. - Guest Lecture, dept of Media and Cultural Studies, Leeds Becket University. Invited by Dr Kilvington. Leeds, England
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - 'Intercultural competences' - For Learning and Innovation Lab, CLI (EUR)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Racialized discourses in sport media and how do audiences and journalists react? - International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference
  • Jacco Sterkenburg & M Bataille (2018) - Audience interpretations of women’s football. The year after the historic win at the European Football Championships - Invited speaker at conference ‘Moments, Metaphors, Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer’
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Grant writing - Presentation in the framework of Visiting Professorship Victoria University
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Race/ethnicity, sport media and sport leadership - Lecture in framework of Visting Professorship Victoria University
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2017) - Race/ethnicity and sport media - Guest speaker at conference ‘Diversity in television sports information’. Invited by Damian Gaillard, University of Rennes, France
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Football (soccer), audience discourses and racialized hierarchies - Crossroads conference
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Guest lecture Sport and race/ethncity - Course Sport & Society
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Guest lecture Race/ethnicity and sport media - Amsterdam sociology of sport course (invited by Prof Spaaij)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Race/ethncity and football media audiences - International Sociology of Sport Association conference
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2016) - Refugees - are the media doing the right thing? - UNESCO Debate on Media and Migration
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Invited lecture Institutional discrimination and the glass ceiling in European football - European Football for Development Network
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Race and sport media - Invited lecture for the inaugural 2015-16 workshop series of the Migration working group, European University Institute, Florence Italy
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - 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.? - 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
  • S Bradbury, Jacco Sterkenburg & P Mignon (2015) - Cracking the glass ceiling? Racial stereotypification and the experiences of elite level ethnic minority coaches in football in Europe - International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference
  • Jacco Sterkenburg & R Peeters (2015) - Football and discourses surrounding race/ethnicity, nation, and gender, with a focus on media, coaches and players’ - International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) conference
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Qualitative methodology (thematic analysis) in teaching, and on my research on sports media, race and gender - Television in Transition work group Mediastudies, UU
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2014) - Race/ethnicity, gender and sport media - Guest lecture in course Discrimination in Law and Society, invited by Prof Holtmaat
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2014) - Race and football media - Invited presenter at the conference 'FIFA World Cup and the Nation: Culture, Politics and Identity', organized by Routledge
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2014) - Race and football media - Invited presentation at the international conference on FIFA World Cup and the Nation: Culture, Politics, Identity. Organized by Routledge
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - Race and Sport - Invited lecture by professor Holtmaat Law faculty, University of Leiden
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - Audience receptions of race/ethnicity and gender in televised football in the Netherlands and the UK - UEFA Research Grant Day
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - Raciaal taalgebruk in sportmedia. Een studie naar voetbal op TV - Interdisciplinaire groep In- en Uitsluiting
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - Race, ethnicity, gender, social connectivity and differentiation during the football World Cup 2010 on TV’ - Race, ethncity and sport conference

  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - ‘Where are the Black coaches’? Panel presenter in the Fare football people week. With Humberto Tan, Michael Johnson et al. 20 October 2020 - Panel presenter in the Fare football people week. With Humberto Tan, Michael Johnson et al.
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - Expert and panelist in the ‘Ethnic Minority Women’s group on improving representation in leadership roles’. - Panel organized by Fare, 17 August 2020
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2020) - Football and racism - Lecture for the Benelux Parliament, Noord-Rijnland-Westfalen (RNW) and Eurometropool Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai. Brussels Senate, Brussels, Belgium
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - Race/ethnicity in televised football’. Presentation at Sky Sport) - Sky is a major English TV station a.o. screening English football on British TV. London, England
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Racial diversity in sport media - DWord3 conference (invited talk)
  • Joep Hofhuis & Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Intercultural competences - IBCoM Away Day
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - Teaching in the international classroom - RISBO invitation: https://youtu.be/87vrij3NODE
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2018) - FEYEUR’: Feyenoord - EUR cooperation: football projects and research (presentation as part of EUR team presentation, with ESSB colleagues) - Presentation invited by Feyenoord CSR department
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2017) - Leadership positions in football - 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
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2017) - Polarisatie in en door media - Guest speaker seminar ‘Media’, organized by SIETAR, association for professionals in the field of intercultural communication and diversity.
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Debat de Goffert - Anti-racisme campagne Onderhuids
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Sport en media - Mulier Instituut 'appetizer'
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2015) - Voetbal en racisme [Football and racism] - Voetbal en Racisme seminar, Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2014) - Het Grote Racisme Debat - Het Grote Racisme Debat
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2014) - Gender and sports media - EU Games Masterclass Gender equality and sport
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - Paralympische Spelen op de Nederlandse TV: Representatie en interpretatie - Keynote Expert meeting Galgenwaard stadion FC Utrecht/Mulier Instituut
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - Sport media and constructions of race and (dis)ability - Invited guest lecture: Special program Sport and media, Hogeschool Amsterdam
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2013) - Audience receptions of race/ethnicity and gender in televised football in the Netherlands and the UK. Presentation on invitation May 2013 - UEFA (European Football Association) Research Grant Day
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - Mannen en media - Kenniscafe (Volkskrant De Balie, NEMO)
  • Jacco Sterkenburg (2012) - De sportmedia en etnisch-raciale stereotypering; Doorbreking of reproductie - MUlierDebat

  • Isabel Awad Cherit, J Engelbert & Jacco Sterkenburg (2019) - European Journal of Cultural Studies (Journal)

  • Jacco Sterkenburg & R Spaaij (2015) - Soccer & Society (Journal)

  • 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

Methods of Media Research I

Level
MA
Year
2021
Year Level
MA
Course Code
CM4303

Television Audiences

Year
2021
Year Level
MA, MA-2, MA
Course Code
CM4351

Master Thesis

Year
2021
Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA
Course Code
CM5000

Methods of Media Research I

Level
MA
Year
2021
Year Level
MA
Course Code
CM4100

Intercultural Communication

Level
BA-1
Year
2021
Year Level
BA-1
Course Code
CM1010

Research Master Seminar

Year
2021
Year Level
MA-1, MA-2
Course Code
CS5015A

Master Class

Year
2021
Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA
Course Code
CM4500

Methods of Media Research II

Year
2021
Year Level
MA, MA, MA, MA, Digitalisation, Surveillance & Societies
Course Code
CM4550

Master Thesis

Level
MA-2
Year
2021
Year Level
MA-2
Course Code
CS5050

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