J.J.M.J. Boom MA (Jeroen)
Faculty of Arts
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Thematic areas of expertise
My research focusses on essayistic film practices and the role of moving images as nodes of resistance in processes of social and political stigmatisation, particularly in the context of anti-migrant sentiments.
PhD Position at the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH), researching how contemporary essay films about migration in Europe signify different realities of displacement and statelessness through a contingent aesthetics that resists essentialisation. The filmmakers in my dissertation search for different forms to mediate the uncertainties and tragedies of dislocation, mobilising questions revolving around memory, testimony, narrative, and representation.