Jan Bant MA
Area(s) of interest: Colonialism & Postcolonialism, Global History, History of Sports, Leisure & Consumption, Transnational History
Cohort/Start PhD: 2022-2023
Baseball, Belonging, and Representation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1950s-present
Supervisors: Prof. Jaap Verheul, Dr. Harm Kaal, Dr. Margo Groenewoud
Title of overarching project: Re/Presenting Europe: Popular Representations of Diversity and Belonging
Duration of your appointment: 01/01/2023-01/01/2027
My research focuses on the role of sport for Caribbean diasporic communities in the Netherlands and the Caribbean since 1950. I analyze how sport has played a role in processes of integration and belonging, as well as in processes of discrimination and exclusion. In particular, I look at how the sport of baseball brought people together and formed identities in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.