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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

Research Output 2005 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Events and online interaction: the construction of hybrid event communities

Simons, IPP., 2018, In : Leisure Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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

Simons, IPP., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

De Readhead Days : een evenement dat is uitgegroeid tot een wereldwijde community

Simons, IPP., 2017, In : Uncover. 2017, 1, p. 10-11 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Activities 2014 2017

  • 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