IMISCOE Web Directory - Koen Leurs
Koen Leurs is Assistant Professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Media & Culture Department, Graduate Gender Programme at Utrecht University. Leurs is the chair of the Diaspora, Migration and the Media section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). He is a critical internet researcher interested in media, migration, diaspora, gender, class, youth culture, ethics, data & methodologies. Publications include the recent monograph Digital Passages. Diaspora, gender & youth cultural Intersections (Amsterdam University Press, 2015) and articles in journals such as Feminist Review, Religion & Gender, and International Journal of Communication. He is currently guest-editing journal special issues on “Forced migration and digital connectivity” for Social Media + Society and “Connected migrants: Encapsulation and Cosmopolitanism” for Popular Communication. He is also the annual Information, Communication & Society special issue editor for the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). From 2013-2015 he was a postdoc at the London School of Economics with Myria Georgiou on ‘Urban Politics of Young Londoners Analyzed Digitally’ (UPLOAD). From 2016-2019 he is principal investigator of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) funded project ‘Young connected migrants. Comparing digital practices of young asylum seekers and expatriates in the Netherlands’ (2016-2019). Website: www.koenleurs.net.