Tom Van Hout
  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 208

    5037 AB Tilburg


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Research interests

I’m interested in how people do things with media and discourse. Key sites for studying such communicative contexts include popular culture, museums and news media. Three social practices anchor my current research interests:

Performing expertise: how people express intimacy with culturally valuable things such as wine, fashion, or fitness

Anticipating audiences: how organizations and institutions attract, maintain and position audiences semiotically

Representing social events: how migration, politics, capitalism and other social events of scale are mediated and mediatized across platforms and mediascapes.

Current courses

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Education/Academic qualification

Languages and literature, PhD, Writing from sources. Ethnographic insights into business news production, Ghent University

Award Date: 10 Mar 2010

External positions

Evaluate incoming PhD and postdoc grant applications submitted to the linguistics expert panel. Interviewing of shortlisted candidates. Formulate funding recommendations (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen)

2 Jan 202331 Dec 2025


  • Discourse Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Expertise
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Digital Culture


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