Lola de Koning
Researcher, Media and Culture
Utrecht University
The Netherlands

 

Lola de Koning is a recent graduate of the research master programme Gender Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. After having graduate cum laude from the bachelor Literary Studies, her research focus shifted from contemporary literature to new media, and particularly to podcasts. Her graduate thesis mapped out the Dutch-speaking feminist podcasting landscape, and highlighted the ways in which feminist podcast creators and listeners’ practices function as (digital) counterpublics. She currently works as a guest researcher at the department of Media and Culture at Utrecht University, exploring community media and local broadcasting as part of the project ‘Across Generations: community media as spaces for local dialogue and cohesion’.