José van Dijck, Prof. Dr.
José van Dijck is president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been appointed a distinguished university professor at Utrecht University as of January 2017. She graduated from Utrecht University in 1985 and received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 1992. Van Dijck worked at the Universities of Groningen and Maastricht before she became a full professor at the University of Amsterdam in 2001. She served as Chair of the Department of Media Studies from 2002-2006, and was the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam between 2008 and 2012. In 2015 she was elected President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her work covers a wide range of topics in media theory, media technologies, social media, and digital culture.
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