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Christoph Lindner (1971) has been appointed Professor of Media Studies (with a specific focus on television) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam.

Professor Lindner is an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in media and cultural theory. In his research Lindner focuses on the relationship between globalisation, cities and the creative media industries (e.g. television, film and visual art). Lindner is currently leading an international research network in this area of study. The project examines how artists and other creative practitioners experiment on the cultural margins of cities like Amsterdam, Paris, New York and Beijing to counter the homogenizing effects of globalisation.

In the coming years Lindner will focus on cross-media culture and the ways in which traditional boundaries between television, film and new media are shifting due to the influence of new technologies, policies, and user practices.

A professor of English Literature at the FGw since 2009, Christoph Lindner is also the current head of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and the founding Director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA). Alongside his duties at the UvA, Lindner has also been a research affiliate at the University of London Institute in Paris since 2007. Lindner previously worked as Associate Professor of Film and Literature at the Northern Illinois University (U.S.), and as Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Wales (U.K.). Some of his works include Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities (2010), Urban Space and Cityscapes: Perspectives from Modern and Contemporary Culture (2006) and The James Bond Phenomenon: A Critical Reader (2003).