J.F. Bant (Jan) MA

PhD candidate - Department of History, Art History and Classics
PhD candidate - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

J.F. Bant (Jan) MA
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Erasmusplein 1

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Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Jan Bant (1995) is a PhD candidate at the Department of History, Art History and Classics. He specializes in the past and present of colonialism, the Caribbean and Transatlantic relations. In addition, Jan is interested in (African-)American and Caribbean literature and contemporary American politics. His PhD position is partly situated at the University of Curaçao.

In his PhD, he studies the role of sport for Caribbean communities in the Netherlands and the Caribbean since the 1950s. In particular, he analyzes how the sport of baseball has played a role in processes of belonging, as well as in processes of discrimination and exclusion. He also analyzes how baseball players from the Caribbean changed the Netherlands, and if we can speak of a process of 'creolizing' Europe.

He completed the bachelors Philosophy and American Studies in Groningen, and the Research Master Colonial and Global History at Leiden University. Before joining Radboud University, he worked for the University of Aruba and for NWO, where he was involved with the Caribbean Research Program.

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