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Professor Katrijn Gielens

Katrijn Gielens

Professor of Marketing and Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar


McColl 4524, CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Katrijn Gielens’ research focuses on the dynamics in digital and brick-and-mortar retailing and relationships between retailers and brand manufacturers.

She teaches courses in retailing and channel management.

Her work has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, The International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM), Journal of Consumer Research and Marketing Science.

For two papers she received the long-term impact award from the American Marketing Association. She also received a nomination for the Paul E. Green Award and the Shelby D. Hunt/Harold H. Maynard Award. Two other articles received the IJRM Best Article Award. She serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of International Marketing. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Retailing and the International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Dr. Gielens edited “Handbook of Research on Retailing” (Edward-Elgar Publishing, 2018). The book offers insights and advice on the major shifts in the retailing landscape caused by the digital marketing revolution.

She has worked extensively with business practitioners, both retailers and brand manufacturers. Her work has received substantial media attention, both nationally and internationally, and she is often consulted by the media to comment on significant retail events.

She received her PhD in applied economics from Catholic University Leuven. She also received her MS in applied economics and a degree in applied economic science, both summa cum laude, from Catholic University Leuven.