Moniek Kuijpers is a literary scholar with a PhD in Empirical Literary Studies. She focuses her research on absorbing reading experiences, digital social reading activities, and shared reading experiences and their effect on readers’ well-being. She is the President of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and is committed to teaching experimental and statistical methods to students of the Humanities, to further their understanding of the underlying processes and the potential effects of literary reading.
Moniek’s research interests are: narrative absorption during literary reading, bibliotherapy, (online) shared reading and well-being, digital social reading, reading habits, and psychometrics. She is currently involved in several projects:
- PI for the SNSF Funded Eccellenza project: “Shared Reading in the Age of Digitalization”
- Co-investigator for a project on the impact of reading climate fiction
- PI for a project on linguistic and cultural differences in how people express themselves about their reading experiences in online book reviews