Annemarie Kersten PhD

Assistant Professor

Biographical Note

Annemarie Kersten is Assistant Professor of Arts & Society at the Arts and Culture Department of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. Her research focuses on cultural taste, aesthetic discourse, symbolic boundaries, and the dynamics of cultural classification.

With a background in both cultural sociology and media studies, Annemarie started her academic career as a research assistant for the large-scale international research project Cultural Classification Systems in Transition. She then conducted her PhD research in affiliation with this project, under the supervision of Prof. Susanne Janssen and Dr. Marc Verboord. Her dissertation, entitled Terms of Enjoyment, focuses on film discourse and classification across time periods, countries and film genres.  Her work has been published in journals dedicated to cultural, sociological, and communication research (e.g. Popular Communication, Cultural Sociology, European Sociological Review).