Susanne Janssen

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials M.S.S.E.
Main position Hoogleraar EUR
Disciplines Sociology
  Communication sciences
  Arts and culture
  Media sciences
Chair Sociologie van Media en Cultuur
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2021
Member of Humanities
Employed by Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Dept. of Media and Communicatie, Van der Goot gebouw (M8-4)
Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
tel.  010 408 2443
Personal website

Susanne Janssen is a leading researcher on media, culture and society with a significant track record in international comparative research and multidisciplinary cooperation. Her research covers diverse topics, such as the impact of globalisation and greater diversity on the arts and culture, the role of critics and other intermediaries in the appreciation of culture, trends in cultural journalism, socio-cultural differences in the way media are used and culture consumed, the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture, and the role of popular music in cultural memory and cultural identity. Janssen has headed several major international research projects and currently leads a consortium working on a research project funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. She is also a pioneer in education and internationalisation. As founding academic director of the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture, she developed the successful International Bachelor’s in Communication and Media (IBCoM) and the Research Master’s in Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts.