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Giselinde Kuipers @ Online Hot Politics Lab

November 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Giselinde Kuipers (KU Leuven) will give a talk titled “Humor and Polarization: How humor can drive people apart, in politics and beyond”.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and everbody is welcome to join via Zoom: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96492065253  at 3pm (CET).

Giselinde Kuipers is research professor at KU Leuven in Belgium. Giselinde Kuipers (PhD, U of Amsterdam, 2001) is a cultural sociologist who studies the social shaping of cultural standards, and the consequences of such standards for such standards for social inequalities, identities and interactions. She has published extensively on humor, beauty, popular culture, cultural globalization, media, memes, translation, cycling, fashion, journalism and various other cultural forms, and is the author of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke (second revised edition 2015). She was the editor-in-chief of the HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research and is the editor of the forthcoming De Gruyter Handbook of Humor Research (2022). She is also the co-curator of an international online exhibit on Humor in the European public sphere, which will be launched in the fall of 2021.