Leen d’Haenens

Leen d’Haenens is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands, where she teaches European media policy, international communication, and a course on media, minorities and prejudice. She is also Professor at the Centre for Media Culture & Communication Technology of the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.

She studied Romance philology and communication studies at the University of Ghent, and obtained an M.Sc. in information studies from the University of Toronto.

Her current research interests include “old” and “new” media reception by audience groups such as children and adolescents, ethnic minorities and women. She recently co-edited with Frieda Saeys Media Dynamics and Regulatory Concerns in the Digital Age, and editedCyberidentities: Canadian and European Presence in Cyberspace. Leen d’Haenens take part on the editorial advisory board of New Media & Society and she is one of the editors of The International Communication Gazette, Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, and Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap.

She is regularly invited as a guest lecturer on issues such as Media Policy, Media and Minorities, Media Convergence and Media Ethics, and Canadian Studies at the University of Indonesia (Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta); Université de Montréal (Canada); Concordia University (Montreal, Canada); University of Ghent (Belgium), University of Twente, Utrecht University (The Netherlands).

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