Sabine Niederer is director of CREATE-IT, the applied research center of the School of Design and Communication at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She is part of operations for Amsterdam Creative Industries, a centre of expertise dedicated to researching and fostering the creative and cultural sectors of Amsterdam, which is a collaboration between the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Amsterdam School of the Arts and Inholland. She has recently founded the Citizen Data Lab (in 2014).
In 2016, she obtained her PhD degree with the Digital Methods Initiative, the new media PhD program at the Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, and has organized several of its summer and winter schools. Her dissertation is titled ‘Networked Content Analysis: the case of climate change‘. During the Spring semester of 2011, Sabine was visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2002 she earned her MA from Utrecht University, where she studied new media and digital culture as well as art history. Sabine has been curator of new media arts since 2001 for media arts festival Impakt and other programs such as Cinematiek and hoogt4, and has taught new media theory and arts at Utrecht University, Willem de Kooning Academy, University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. From 2004 until 2012, Sabine worked at the Institute of Network Cultures with director Geert Lovink, coordinating numerous publications (such as the INC Reader Series and Network Notebooks) and events such as Urban Screens, Video Vortex, Society of the Query, New Network Theory and A Decade of Web Design.