Jord van Es (Utrecht, 1998) is a research intern under the supervision of Professor Rosemarijn Hoefte for the research project ‘Nation Building and Nation Branding’. This project aims to explore processes that lead to the shaping of state and identity. The main questions focus on how states represent themselves, both to the outside world and at national level, and which aspects of society are highlighted or excluded. This means that self-narratives of countries will be examined to analyze how postcolonial Caribbean states want to picture themselves. Always being fascinated by the region from a young age, Jord has worked in the tourism industry and hospitality in Costa Rica and Guadeloupe, among others, before joining Utrecht University in 2020, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Language and Cultural Studies, majoring in International Relations. His interest in colonial history, globalization, and transatlantic relations eventually brought him to KITLV.
Daniel Pranajaya is a research intern under the supervision of Dr. Ward Berenschot’s for the project ‘Palm Oil Conflict: Access to Justice in Indonesia’. He will be assisting Dr. Ward in newspaper analysis and structuring policy briefs related to the project. He is currently attending an Advanced MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University and previously completed a BA Combined Honours in History and International Relations at the University of Exeter in 2019.
Sander Rozendaal is a research intern under the supervision of Dr. Esther Captain for her project about the postcolonial Netherlands. The research that he hopes to pursue during this internship is either how postcolonial migrant communities are portrayed and shaped by Dutch society at large, or the postcolonial or neo-colonial aspects of Dutch governmental policy, to examine what can be typified as or what are the differences between postcolonial remnants of colonial policy and neo-colonial characteristics. As a second-year student of the History Research Master, Utrecht University, he has continually been interested in the field of colonial and postcolonial history and themes such as colonial power dynamics, postcolonial relations, subaltern studies, feminism and postcolonial critique. He will also be assisting Dr. Captain with the technical support of the Interuniversity Caribbean Course.
This page lists, in alphabetical order, the interns currently working at the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies.
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