Marc Verboord PhD

Associate Professor

Biographical Note

Marc Verboord is Associate Professor of media and culture in the Department of Media & Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He teaches in IBCoM, the International BA in Communication and Media, the MA Media Studies, and the Research MA in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts. He is coordinator of the Research Master’s program, and the BA Thesis trajectory in IBCoM. His research interests concern a wide range of issues in the sociology of culture and media, with a particular focus on cultural globalization and the impact of the new media on the cultural field. His work has been published in various scholarly journals including American Sociological Review, Poetics, American Behaviorial Scientist, New Media & Society, European Sociological Review, European Journal of Communication, Cultural Sociology, and Popular Music & Society.

Marc Verboord studied Language and Culture Studies, with the specialization Marketing and Sociology of Books, at Tilburg University. He received his PhD in Sociology from Utrecht University in 2003, at the Interuniversity Centre of Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). His dissertation examined the influence of literary education and parental socialization on the reading of fiction books in the period 1975-2000. He worked as post doc researcher in the NWO funded research program Cultural Canons and Cultural Capacities (UvT, 2002-2004) and the NWO VICI-project Cultural Classification Systems in Transition (EUR, 2004-2008). He was appointed Assistant Professor in Media & Communication at Erasmus University in 2008; and Associate Professor in 2011.

He is member of the Executive Board of the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC). Since January 2015, he is Editor-in-Chief (with Shyon Baumann) of Poetics, the premier journal for empirical research on culture, media and the arts and a leading international journal in Sociology. 

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