José van Dijck

University of Utrecht

Prof José van Dijck, MR, is a distinguished university 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. As a Distinguished Professor she also plays a key role in academic and social debates in Netherland and Europe. From 2001 to 2016 she was a professor of Comparative Media Studies 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 at the University of Amsterdam between 2008 and 2012. Since 2010 Van Dijck has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2015 to 2018, she served as 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. In 2016 Dutch magazine Opzij named Van Dijck the most influential Dutch woman of 2016.