Jos de Haan PhD


Biographical Note

Jos de Haan (1960) is Professor of ICT, Culture and Knowledge Society at Erasmus University Rotterdam and head of the Department of Care, Emancipation and Time Budget Research at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) in The Hague. He received his PhD from Utrecht University in 1994 with a thesis about research groups in Dutch sociology.

Jos de Haan has published widely on developments in media use and cultural participation in the Netherlands and other Western countries. His present research focuses on the diffusion, use and consequences new media. He has published on the digital divide, the rise of e-culture, the acquisition of digital skills and on internet risks among teenagers. In the period of 2003-2007 he also served as an editor of the Dutch Yearbook ICT en Samenleving (ICT and Society).