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Biography

  • BA (2007) in Media and Culture, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • MA (2009) in Cinema Studies, Department of Cinema Studies, New York University, USA
  • PhD (2017) in Cinema Studies, Department of Cinema Studies, New York University, USA
  • Visiting scholar at NYU London (2013), UK; the Remarque Institute at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France (2015); and the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (2015)

Jaap Verheul is a Lecturer in Film Studies Education at King’s College London, where his research focuses on transnational flows of cultural production and distribution in European film and television industries. Jaap obtained his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University, and has been a visiting scholar at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and the Freie Universität in Berlin. He has written on the dual monolingualism of contemporary Flemish cinema, on the co-production of a European heritage brand for television, and on the fluctuating stardom of various James Bond performers. Jaap is currently researching how hegemonic masculinity has shaped celebrity culture, while also completing an edited collection on the James Bond franchise.

Research Interests

  • European cinema
  • Media industries
  • Gender and masculinity
  • Queer cinema
  • Digital visual culture

Jaap has written articles on trauma and memory in Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (CineMagie, 2007), on fascist aesthetics in the work of Busby Berkeley (CineMagie, 2009), on multiculturalism in popular American television (CineMagie, 2010), and on the representation of the European bourgeoisie in the work of Michael Haneke (Brooklyn Rail, December 2012). For edited collections, Jaap has also contributed chapters on paranoia and preemptive violence in the television series 24 (Hollywood Politics, 2010), on the Flemish-British co-production of a European heritage brand for television (Screening European Heritage, 2016), on the dual monolingualism of contemporary Flemish cinema (The Multilingual Screen, 2016), and on the failed production of George Lazenby's star image as James Bond (Lasting Screen Stars, 2016). He is currently editing a collection on the James Bond film franchise, which will be published by Amsterdam University Press in 2020.

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Teaching

As an adjunct professor and teaching assistant at New York University, Jaap has taught courses on film theory, Black American cinema, queer cinema, James Bond, the cultural politics of science-fiction film, and the evolution of mainstream, independent, and experimental American filmmaking since the 1960s. At the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU, he also surveyed a course on Media and Cultural Analysis.

At King’s College London, Jaap has convened the BA modules on Asian Popular Cinemas, Chinese Cinemas, Research and Scholarship in Film Studies, Italian Neorealism, Popular European Cinema, and Film and Transnationalism.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Jaap is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) and the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies. (NECS). At New York University, he organized events on, among other subjects, the Centennial of World War I, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the New Wave in Flemish Cinema, and the Europeanness of European film.

In London, Jaap has chaired a symposium on the sustainability of the UK’s cultural and creative industries after a possible Brexit, and has participated in a panel discussion on “Kubrick on Masculinity” at the British Film Institute (BFI), which aligned with his ongoing research on gender and hegemonic masculinity.

Jaap is a recipient of New York University’s Corrigan Award from the Tisch School of the Arts, Council for Media and Culture Dissertation and Thesis Grant, Provost's Global Research Initiative Fellowship, and Graduate School of Arts and Science Predoctoral Summer Fellowship. He has also been awarded research grants from the Remarque Institute at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he was a visiting scholar in the spring of 2015, and from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in the Netherlands. In the fall of 2015, Jaap was a Visiting Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the Freie Universität Berlin as part of the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service.