About the author

Jaap Kooijman (Amsterdam, 1967) is an associate professor in Media Studies and American Studies and academic director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of Fabricating the Absolute Fake (AUP 2013) and De muziekfabriek (Mazirel 2024), and co-editor, with Glyn Davis, of The Richard Dyer Reader (BFI 2023). His articles on American pop culture and politics have been published in journals such as The Velvet Light Trap, European Journal of Cultural Studies, The Journal of American Culture, Post Script, Celebrity Studies, Popular Music and SocietyCinema Journal, Critical Studies in Television, and VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture, as well as in edited collections such as Unpopular Culture (AUP 2016), A Companion to Celebrity (Wiley 2016), Revisiting Star Studies (Edinburgh UP 2017), Music/Video: Histories, Aesthetics, Media (Bloomsbury 2017), and Beyoncé: At Work, On Screen, and Online (Indiana UP 2020). His audiovisual essays have been published in [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image StudiesNECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies16:9Collateraltecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays, and zfm: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft. (photo by Robert Lagendijk)