Gert Jan Harkema

PhD Student – Section for Cinema Studies (2013 - 2019)

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Gert Jan Harkema is currently not affiliated to the department.


I am a doctoral student at the Department of Media Studies (Cinema Studies). In my research I try to describe what the earliest cinema audiences (from 1895 to 1900) were experiencing. Cinema as a new medium in the late-nineteenth century. My project combines historical research with aesthetic theory on viewing experiences.

Before coming to Stockholm University in November 2013, I received a BA in Culture, Arts and Media, and a BA in American Studies, as well as an MA (cum laude) in Film Studies from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. During my master's I was also affiliated with the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

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