Joost Jansen (1988) is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Public Administration and Sociology).
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 statistics to theoretical sociology. In his PhD project, Joost focusses on mapping patterns of Olympic migration and nationality changes. Next to merely mapping these patterns, his research aims to understand how national identity is discursively constructed within the context of the Olympics Games.