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dr. L.A.W.J. (Lars) de Wildt

Assistant Professor in Media & Cultural Industries
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Lars de Wildt studies how media cultures and industries make contemporary worldviews. Examples are how media industries construct 'global' culture and how local audiences consume it; how Western game developers sold religion to secular audiences; how online platforms birth conspiracy theories; and how Western videogames adapt to Chinese players and policies.

His first book,  The Pop Theology of Videogames: Producing and Playing with Religion was published Open Access with Amsterdam University Press. Lars was part of the AHRC-funded project "Everything Is Connected: Conspiracy Theories in the Age of the Internet," was previously a (visiting) researcher at the universities of Leuven, Bremen, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Montréal, and Deakin, and is working on a project about how the hegemonic worldviews of Western videogames adapt to Chinese players and policies.

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Other positions

Research Fellow at Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven
Fellow at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalization, University of Groningen
Member of YARN (Young ARts Network)
Member of Faculty Consultative Body for Teaching Policy (FOO)
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Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

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