About Us

Soapbox is an open-access platform for cultural analysis, run by students from the University of Amsterdam.

The website and each biannual issue both give the floor to students, PhDs and young researchers (curators, artists, etc.). We publish forward-thinking and experimental work on a broad range of cultural artefacts, concepts and phenomena. As well as providing a route to publication, both platforms showcase and adapt for a wider audience the existing work of cultural analysis and other humanities students, in the Netherlands and beyond.

Learn more about our upcoming first issue here, and our latest call for papers here.

Find out more about submitting your work here


Zoë Dankert – Editor
Laura Pannekoek – Editor
Callum McLean – Web Editor
Isobel Miller – Web Editor & Funding
Céline Hürzeler – Funding
Calvin Duggan – Finance
Laura van den Bergh – Administration
Noura Borggreven – PR
Erica Moukarzel – Social Media & Events

Web Team

Maria Ortega Rechkemmer
Dianne Teunisse
Haykuhi Khachatryan
Darrin Gonzales
Suzi Asa
Pip Weytingh


Additional thanks to Roselinde Bon for web development and administration.

Soapbox is able to publish thanks to the support of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, the Arts & Culture and Literary Studies departments of the University of Amsterdam, and the Amsterdam University Fund.