Joleen Blom

PhD Fellow, Center for Computer Games Research.


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. Her PhD research focuses on the constitution and influence of dynamic game characters in the transmedial ecology of popular culture. 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.

Areas of Competence

Transmedia storytelling, media theory, Japanese arts and media, the Japanese media mix