Arnoud Arps is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis and a lecturer within the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He was a visiting scholar at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne and an affiliated fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV). His research focuses on the position of media within the field of memory studies, post colonialism and travel studies with the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia as his main research topics. His current PhD-project investigates how cultural memories of the violence during the Indonesian War of Independence are produced, constructed and consumed through contemporary Indonesian popular culture.
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