New Directions in Music Fan Studies Editorial Introduction



Fandom, Pop Music, Fan practices, Fan communities


Editorial introduction to IASPM@Journal Special Issue – New Directions in Music Fan Studies.

Author Biographies

Koos Zwaan, IASPM Benelux Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Research Group Creative Business

Koos Zwaan is Associate Professor in Media, Culture and Citizenship at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD with a dissertation on the career development of pop musicians. His research interest  include popular music and popular culture, the music industry and new media. He has co-edited a volume on fan studies (The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures, Ashgate, 2014, together with Linda Duits and Stijn Reijnders) and a volume on the TV format Idols (Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format, Ashgate, 2012, with Joost de Bruin).

Mark Duffett, University of Chester

Dr Mark Duffett is a Reader in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Chester. His research focuses on popular music fandom and Elvis Presley. Mark is the author of Understanding Fandom (Bloomsbury 2013) and has edited two books for Routledge (2014, 2015) on popular music fandom. He is currently co-writing a book with Dr Jon Hackett for Bloomsbury on popular music, masculinity and monstrosity.


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