prof.dr. (Liesbet) EA van Zoonen

prof.dr. (Liesbet) EA van Zoonen
Full professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Sociology
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Dean Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Liesbet van Zoonen is professor of Sociology and dean of the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Professor Van Zoonen joined the department as professor in Popular Culture in March 2009. Previously, she worked at the University of Amsterdam, most recently as head of the Department of Communication, and till December 2015 she was professor in Media and Communication at Loughborough University (UK). She also held various positions at other universities in the world, most notably as professor II at Oslo University, and as visiting professor at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) and the Hochschüle für Film und Fernsehen (Germany).

Her research covers a wide range of issues in the social sciences and humanities, but all concern the question whether and how popular culture is a relevant resource for civic understanding and social participation. Her work currently is focused on public and individual taboos and desires around  ‘identity management’;  research which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK.

Her book Entertaining the citizen: when politics and popular culture converge (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) received positive reviews in leading international academic journals, and is considered an important innovation in political communication research. She is furthermore internationally known for her work on gender and media (Feminist Media Studies, Sage, 1994), which has been translated into Chinese, French, Portuguese, Serbian and Italian.

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  • P Rössler, C Hoffner & Liesbet Zoonen (2017) - Wiley International Encyclopedia of Media Effects - doi: 10.1002/9781118783764 - John Wiley & Sons Inc.

  • Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Participation and media production. Critical reflections on content creation - Journal of Communication, 59, E9-E12

  • Jurian Edelenbos, Fadi Hirzalla, Liesbet Zoonen, Jan Dalen, G Bouma, A (Adriaan) Slob & A Woestenburg (2017) - Governing the Complexity of Smart Data Cities: Setting a Research Agenda - Springer
  • F (Floris) Müller, Liesbet Zoonen & L de Roode (2017) - Anti-Racist Communication in Soccer: A Spoilt Vocabulary? - Routledge
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2017) - False consciousness and Media Effects - doi: 10.1002/9781118783764.wbieme0100 - John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2017) - Intertextuality - doi: 10.1002/9781118783764.wbieme0219 - John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • F Hirzalla & Liesbet Zoonen (2017) - Research Methods for Critical Audience Studies - doi: 10.1002/9781118783764.wbieme0218 - John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • M de Kreek & Liesbet Zoonen (2016) - Collective Digital Citizenship through Local Memory Websites - Rowman and Littlefield
  • E Harmer & Liesbet Zoonen (2016) - Representations of Women Voters in Newspaper Coverage of UK Elections 1918–2010 - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Fadi Hirzalla & Liesbet Zoonen (2015) - Online voting applications: foci, findings and future of an emerging research field - doi: 10.4337/9781782548768.00014 - Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Liesbet Zoonen, F Vis & S Mihelj (2015) - Performing citizenship on YouTube: activism, satire and online debate around the anti-Islam video Fitna - Routledge
  • S Farid, G Turner & Liesbet Zoonen (2015) - Being Mark Stone: An Ethnography of Identity Squatting. - doi: 10.1163/9781848883543 - Koninklijke Brill NV
  • L Duits & Liesbet Zoonen (2013) - Zum Umgang mit Sexualisierung. - Transcript
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2013) - Reflections on a passport - Routledge
  • Liesbet Zoonen, S Coleman & A Kuik (2012) - The elephant trap: politicians performing in television comedy - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2011) - The rise and fall of online feminism - Peter Lang Publishers
  • Liesbet Zoonen & M Pantti (2010) - And the Winner Is ¿ Authenticity Work and Gender in Reality TV - Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Imagining the fan democracy. Selected reprint of a 2004 publication - Sage Benchmarks in Communication
  • Liesbet Zoonen, F Hirzalla & F (Ferenc) Muller (2009) - Fitna: de slag op YouTube - Aksant
  • F (Ferenc) Muller, F Hirzalla & Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Multicultureel televisie-entertainment - Aksant
  • L Duits, F Hirzalla & Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - As the world Spunks: Does internet help to transform youth journalism? - Nordicom

  • Samira Bohemen & Liesbet Zoonen (2011) - Dethroning the Serious: How Members of the "Red Hat Society" Reconstruct Cultural Discourses of Femininity and Ageing
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Coming to terms with sexualization: feminist audience research

  • Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Gender, media and religion
  • Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Fitna, the video battle

  • R van Santen & Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Popularization and personalization in Dutch politics. A conceptual exploration
  • Liesbet Zoonen, F Hirzalla & F (Ferenc) Muller (2009) - Fitna; the video battle.

  • R van Santen & Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Popularization and personalization in Dutch politics. A conceptual exploration
  • F Vis, Liesbet Zoonen & S Mihelj (2009) - Gender, women and Islam in the Fitna-propoganda
  • F Vis, Liesbet Zoonen & S Mihelj (2009) - Gender, women and Islam in the Fitna-propoganda

  • G Turner, Liesbet Zoonen & B Adamou (2014) - Research through gaming: Public perceptions of (the future of) identity management - doi: 10.4135/9781446273050134965

  • Samira Bohemen, Liesbet Zoonen & SD Aupers (2012) - Embodying the Fantasy. The Role of Fun and Fantasy in the Negotiations of Gender Performed by the "Red Hat Society" - Paper presented at the 9TH CROSSROADS in Cultural Studies

  • Liesbet Zoonen (2009) - Mediapaniek of Mediaproblemen? - Docentendag van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Maatschappijleraren

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