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Giselinde Kuipers

Giselinde Kuipers is a professor of sociology at KU Leuven University in Belgium. She is the author of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke (De Gruyter, [2006] 2015) and numerous articles on the social shaping of cultural standards, for instance in the fields of beauty, humour, fashion, media, popular and transnational culture, and the consequences of such standards for identities, inequalities and interactions. She is the principal investigator of a comparative project on Beauty and Inequality, funded with ERC Advanced Grant 101052649.

Contact: KU Leuven Center for Sociological Research, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.