Joost Jansen (1988) is a PhD candidate at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Department of Public Administration and Sociology). His research activities specifically cover the sub project that studies athletic migration in the context of the Olympic Games. He holds a master’s degree in Sociology. During his studies he developed an academic interest in various issues related to migration. After his studies, he worked as a research assistant. He has written several reports for the OECD and the Ministry of the Interior, for instance on socioeconomic implications of emigration from Baltic States.
As an academic teacher, Joost has taught a broad range of courses, varying from advanced statistics to theoretical sociology. In his PhD project Joost focusses on (historically) mapping patterns of migration in the Olympics, which hasn’t been done before. Next to merely mapping these patterns, he’ll also study the implications of athletic migration in the context of the Olympics. Firstly, he will try to relate athletic migration to Olympic performance. Ultimately, his research aims to understand how national identity is negotiated in the context of the Olympics, a globally mediatized spectacle that reflects and reproduces nationalism.