José van Dijck
University of Utrecht
Prof José van Dijck is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utrecht and a prolific author on the topic of digital media and its impact. Her work covers a wide range of topics in media theory, media technologies, social media, and digital culture. She also plays a key role in academic and social debates in the Netherlands and Europe. From 2001 to 2016 she was Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam where she also served as Chair of the Department of Media Studies from 2002 to 2006, and was the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities between 2008 and 2012. Since 2010 Van Dijck has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and served as its President from 2015 to 2018. In 2016 the Dutch magazine Opzij named Van Dijck the most influential Dutch Woman of the Year.