Kroes, Rob 1940-
KROES, Rob 1940-
PERSONAL: Born August 2, 1940, in Haarlem, Netherlands; son of Jan (a teacher) and Wilhelmina H. (Rooker) Kroes; married first wife, Sioe Kie Lie (marriage ended); married Marianne Mooijweer, March 8, 2002; children: Remco Bastiaan, Quinten Rogier. Education: University of Leiden, Ph.D. (sociology), 1971. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, music, travel.
ADDRESSES: Home—13 Hertenlaan, 3951 AS Maarn, Netherlands. Offıce—America Institute, University of Amsterdam, 134 Spuistraat, 1012 VB Amsterdam, Netherlands. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, professor and chair of American studies, 1968—, and director of America Institute.
MEMBER: European Association for American Studies (president, 1992-96).
Soldiers and Students, Routledge (London, England), 1975.
New Left, Samsom, 1975.
The Persistence of Ethnicity, 1992.
If You've Seen One, You've Seen the Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 1996.
Them and Us: Questions of Citizenship in a Globalizing World, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 2000.
Author or editor of several other books. Editor of book series "European Contributions to American Studies," VU University Press (Amsterdam, Netherlands); and "Amsterdam Monographs in American Studies," Rodopi (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on photography and American history; research on the role of American culture on cultural globalization.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Studies International, February, 2002, Bernard Mergen, review of Them and Us: Questions of Citizenship in a Globalizing World, p. 86.
Publishers Weekly, April 22, 1996, review of If You've Seen One, You've Seen the Mall: Europeans and American Mass Culture, p. 68.