Dr. Sjoerd-Jeroen Moenandar – Research Lead

Sjoerd-Jeroen is a lecturer and researcher at the Minorities & Multilingualism programme at the University of Groningen. He is a narratologist – a scholar of how stories are structured and how they function – and has a special interest in how storytelling is used to create individual and collective identities.

“Throughout my academic career, I have been fascinated by border thinking – the way humans conceive of themselves in opposition to something or someone else – as manifested in the stories that we tell to ourselves and others. It is fascinating to see this happening in the Frisian theatre events we study for the Re:voice project and I cannot wait to share our team’s findings with fellow academics, theatre makers and the broader public!”