We are thrilled to announce that José van Dijck will hold the opening keynote at AoIR 2016 in Berlin.
José van Dijck is a professor of Comparative Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research areas include media technologies, digital culture, social media, popularisation of science and medicine, and television and culture. Her latest book, titled The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media, was published by Oxford University Press (2013). She is currently writing a book on the role of online platforms in the public sphere.
After completing her BA and MA at the University of Utrecht, José received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD, 1992). Her graduate and postgraduate work was supported by Fulbright and AAUW grants. She was an assistant professor of Journalism at the University of Groningen (NL) and an associate professor of media and visual culture at the University of Maastricht (NL). In 2001, she became a professor at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where she was chair from 2002-2007. She served as Dean of Humanities from 2008 to 2011. She was elected President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.
We greatly look forward to her critical interrogation of the conference theme, INTERNET RULES!