Robin van den Akker

Dr. Robin van den Akker is Senior Lecturer in, and Academic Program Coordinator of, the Humanities Department at Erasmus University College Rotterdam.

Robin is founding editor of the research platform ‘Notes on Metamodernism’, which maps and analyses changes in aesthetics and culture that are symptomatic of the post-postmodern condition. He is co-editor of the edited collection Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after postmodernism (2017) that appeared in the Radical Cultural Studies Series of Rowman & Littlefield International. Robin has written extensively on the digitization of everyday life and contemporary aesthetics and culture in The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Frieze, ArtPulse, Monu, The American Book Review, De Groene Amsterdammer, and various other journals, magazines, edited collections and catalogues.

His work has been translated in numerous languages, including Mandarin, Russian, German, and Spanish. As a part of the RASL research steering group, he is committed to combining the sociological-, cultural-, and artistic imagination in order to transcend disciplinary boundaries and produce new knowledge constellations.