Joleen Blom


Joleen started her PhD in January 2017 at the Center for Computer Game Research. She takes part in the Making Sense of Games project funded by the ERC Advanced Grant. Within this project, her PhD research focuses on establishing a framework for what game characters are. She holds an MA in Media and Performance Studies from Utrecht University and a BA in Japanese Studies from Leiden University.

Research Interest

Research interests include stories and narrative in digital games, game characters and their transmedia appearances, and the Japanese media mix.<

Areas of Competence

Transmedia storytelling, media theory, Japanese arts and media

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s H2020 ERC-ADG programme (grant agreement No 695528)