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José van Dijck (1960) is a professor of Media and Culture; she is currently Dean of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam.
After completing her BA and MA at the University of Utrecht , she received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (and Communications) from the University of California, San Diego. Her graduate and postgraduate work was supported by Fulbright and AAUW grants. Before taking on a job as chair of the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam , in 2001, she was an assistant professor of Journalism at the University of Groningen (NL) and an associate professor of media and visual culture at the University of Maastricht (NL).
Van Dijck was a visiting professor at Concordia University (Montreal); she was also a visiting scholar at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Science and Technology program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge), and in the School for Literature, Science and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). In 2005, she was the Walker Ames honorary lecturer at the University of Washington (Seattle).
Van Dijck's research areas include media and science, (digital) media technologies, popularisation of science and medicine, and television and culture. Her latest book, Mediated Memories in the Digital Age was published by Stanford University Press.
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