Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

Ingrid M. Hoofd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Culture at the Humanities Faculty of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research interests are issues of representation, feminist and critical theories, philosophy of technology, game studies, and information ethics.

She is the author of Higher Education and Technological Acceleration: the Disintegration of University Teaching and Research (Palgrave, 2016), and Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed, (Routledge, 2012).

Her research analyses the ways in which alter-globalist activists, as well as left-wing academics, mobilise what she calls 'speed-elitist' discourses and divisions in an attempt to overcome gendered, raced, and classed oppressions worldwide.

These analyses outline the accelerated tensions and relationships between various new technologies (electronic games, e-learning platforms, and social media) and activist-academic moral imperatives from a critical-cultural and deconstructionist perspective.

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Recent Publications

  • HOOFD, I M, Higher Education and technological Acceleration. The Disintegration of University Teaching and Research. London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • HOOFD, I M, Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-globalism and the Imperatives of Speed. London/New York: Routledge Series in Media and Cultural Studies, 2012.
  • HOOFD, I M, “Videogames and the Engaged Citizen: on the Ambiguity of Digital Play.” In The Playful Citizen: Knowledge, Creativity, Power, edited by Michiel de Lange and Joost Raessens, Amsterdam University press (forthcoming 2017).
  • HOOFD, I M, “The Tyranny of Transparency: Auto-immunity in The Teaching Machine.” Theory of Science, special issue on Time and Acceleration in/of Academia edited by Filip Vostal, Vol.38, No.1, (2016).
  • HOOFD, I M, “The Financialization of the Communicative Ideal in the Activist Social Sciences.” Global Media Journal, special May issue: Financialization, Communication, and New Imperialism, eds. Mohan J. Dutta and Mahuya Pal (2015).
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