Tonny Krijnen PhD

Assistant Professor

Biographical Note

Tonny Krijnen (1974) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media & Communication at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her teaching and research activities lie in the fields of popular culture, morality, gender, television studies, and qualitative research methods. Her current research focuses on television (content, production, and reception), morality, emotions and gender.

Tonny Krijnen studied communication science at the University of Amsterdam. After finishing her MA in Media and Audience Studies in 2001, she worked as a lecturer at the Communication Science Department of the University of Amsterdam. In 2002, she started her PhD research at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, which resulted in the dissertation There Is More(s) In Television. Studying the relationship between television and moral imagination (University of Amsterdam, 2007). From 2006 till 2007 she worked as lecturer in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. In 2007, she joined the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus.

Tonny Krijnen is the coordinator of the MA Media & Culture and serves as  a member of the Curriculum Committee. From 2010 till 2012 she served as the chair of the Gender and Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). She is now a member of the steering committee for the working group Popular Culture in the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and is affiliated with the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Culture and Communication.