Social-cultural issues in arts, culture & society
Faculty of History, Arts and Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam
How do ethnic-racial inequalities and consumption of culture, media, and sport relate to one another? That is the focus of a research group at Erasmus University’s Faculty of History, Arts and Communication. Since back in 2010, they have organised a wide range of activities for science communication and public engagement, for example musical evenings with a scientific twist and contributions at science festivals, but also media training sessions and grassroots workshops for marginalised groups. The researchers also regularly contribute to webinars and policy recommendations, or play an advisory role in media productions.
The target groups involved are varied, including young people with or without a migration background, refugees, arts, culture and media professionals, policymakers, and – last but not least – the general public. Because their research is inextricably linked to societal issues, the researchers view sharing scientific information and making it accessible as one of their core tasks.
They intend using the grant from the Rewarded! Fund to start working on a podcast about inclusion, with a corresponding publicly available illustrated digital handbook.
Jacco Van Sterkenburg, associate professor
Other group members:
Amanda Paz Alencar, associate professor
Julian Schaap, assistant professor
Pauwke Berkens, associate professor