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dr. M.L. Wilders

Assistant Professor in Arts in Society / Empirical Research Methods Humanities
dr. M.L. Wilders

Marline Lisette Wilders (1978) holds Masters degrees in Arts and Arts Policy (2002), and in Art and Architectural History (2003) from the University of Groningen.

From 2002 onwards she lecturered for several years on arts policy, arts sociology and academic skills at the Department of Arts, Culture and Media Studies at the University of Groningen. Between 2008 and 2011 she worked as a consultant in the field of public real estate, mediating between commissioners, architects and end users.

January 2012 she received her PhD title from the University of Groningen. Her dissertation Theaterbeleving in het belevenistheater investigates the theatre experience in experience theatres and explores the effects of the architectural characteristics of theatre buildings on the experience of the theatrical event. 

She was appointed Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies programme of the University of Amsterdam where she taught courses on art and culture in the public domain; cultural policy; arts management and arts marketing; cultural history; and audience and reception research in museums and in the theatre, between 2011-2014. 

In 2013 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded her a Rubicon fellowship for the project From working space to theatre space; the user perspective. She executed this project as a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Interuniversitary Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning of the Polytechnic University of Turin between 2014-2016.

Between 2015-2018 she performed research within the project CHIME (Cultural Heritage and Improvised Music in European Festivals), funded under the JPI Cultural Heritage program by the European Community. In 2016 Wilders returned to Groningen where she teaches courses on the arts in society, cultural leadership and methodology. 

Furthermore, Wilders is a member of the Theatre Architecture Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research since 2006 and participates in STEP; the Project on European Theatre Systems since 2005. STEP deals with various issues concerning the comparison between the functioning of theatre systems in different cultural regions in Europe. In 2009 the group launched a book with contributions from authors of all participating countries. In 2015, when the group celebrated it's 10 years anniversary, the STEP City Study was published in a double theme-issue of Amfiteater.

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The Netherlands