Arno van der Hoeven PhD
Arno van der Hoeven is an Assistant Professor in the department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His main research interests include popular music, cultural heritage and local identity. His current research focuses on the digitisation of urban cultural heritage. He teaches in the International Bachelor's programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM), the premaster Media Studies and the master Media Studies. Next to his teaching and research activities, Arno is chair of the board of the heritage organization DIG IT UP.
In 2009, he graduated cum laude in Communication Science (Radboud University Nijmegen) and in 2010 obtained his Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Antwerp (graduating with great distinction). In 2013, he was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Communication Studies in Leeds. Arno obtained his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2014. His dissertation, ‘Popular Music Memories: Places and practices of popular music heritage, memory and cultural identity’, looked at the different ways in which popular music is remembered and evokes memories.