I’m assistant professor in sociology of music at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. While broadly interested, my research focuses on how preferences for culture and media – music specifically – relate to societal inequalities. More specifically, I explore why and how people’s social position, including the cognitive dimensions this entails, affect opportunities in the consumption and production of culture and media. To read more about this, please check my publications.

Aside from teaching various courses in sociology of culture and coordinating the educational minor program ‘Mu$ic: The economy, sociology and practice of popular music’, I organize a recurring series of artistic symposia called Music Talks. If you want to get in touch, feel free to send a message: j.schaap@eshcc.eur.nl.

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