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Jan Bant MA

PhD candidate


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
Radboud University

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.