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Ilja Simons

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    Ilja Simons is a a Lecturer at the Academy for Leisure at Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. She is a PhD candidate at Tilburg University, conducting a study about events as a means for creating social cohesion in the network society. This qualitative study includes three cases in which online and offline interaction rituals are analysed. Ilja holds a Master’s degree in Sociology from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and her research interests include storytelling, rituals, events, and silent voices within the context of leisure and tourism.


    Qualitative research, rituals, events, storytelling, silent voices, communities

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    Changing identities through collective performance at events: the case of the Redhead Days

    Simons, I., 2020, In : Leisure Studies. 39, 4, p. 568-584 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Academy for Leisure Research line 'Placemaking and Events

    Simons, I., 1 Oct 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Events and online interaction: the construction of hybrid event communities

    Simons, IPP., 2018, In : Leisure Studies. 38, 2, p. 145-159 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Events as re-creation of identities : the rituals of the Redhead Days

    Simons, IPP., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Activities

    • 1 Publication peer-review
    • 1 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    International Journal of Event and Festival Management (Journal)

    IPP Simons (Editor)

    1 Sep 20171 Dec 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    Evenementen als podium voor interactie

    IPP Simons (Speaker)


    Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

    Press / Media

    Onderzoek naar roodharigendag

    IPP Simons


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media