Jori Snels is a joint degree PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis of the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University (Australia). She is working on a PhD project (2019-2023) funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in which she researches how contemporary Chinese digital art, firstly, reflects on the ways in which digital technologies are changing people's lives and the way they think about themselves, and their relation to others and the world, and secondly, how it imagines the future in relation to the present. Jori graduated with distinction from Art Studies (MPhil) at the University of Amsterdam and in her current research combines her background in art history with methods and theories from China studies, cultural analysis, and anthropology.
Jori has taught philosophy of science in the BA Media & Cultur, has been a thesis supervisor in the MA Film Studies, and gave several guest lectures. She has published in four peer-reviewed journals: Screen Bodies; World Art; Art and the Public Sphere; and Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis.
2019 - present: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam & Western Sydney University, Australia - PhD in Media Studies (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis & Institute for Culture and Society).
2015 - 2018: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam - MA Art Studies (cum laude).
2011 - 2014: Utrecht University, Utrecht - BA Language and Culture Studies (major: Modern art, culture, and history).
2023: panel moderation, International Clinic: East Asia, Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.
2022: Q&A, Film Screening + Q&A | Lu Yang: DOKU The Self, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia).
2022: presentation & panel discussion, Digital Flux Symposium: Towards a Common Imagination, Framer Framed, Amsterdam.
2018 - present: Presentations at more than 10 international conferences, symposia, workshops, and summer schools.
2021: ASCA International Workshop, “We Are All in this Together”: Connectivity and Community in Isolation, University of Amsterdam.
2018: ACGS Conference, Global Critical Pedagogies, University of Amsterdam.
2017: ACGS Conference, Postcolonial Mediations: Globalisation and Displacement, University of Amsterdam.
2016: ACGS Conference, Where Are We Now? Temporalities of Globalisation, University of Amsterdam.
2021: Philosophy of the Humanities 2 (Media and Culture), BA Media and Culture, University of Amsterdam.
2020: Two master's students, MA Film Studies, University of Amsterdam.
2023: Avatars, Bots, and Cyborgs: An Introduction to Chinese Digital Art, MA Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei (Taiwan)
2022: Pandemic Asia, Beyond Europe: Asia, Aesthetics and Politics, MA Graduate School of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.
2020: Digital Asia, Beyond Europe: Asia, Aesthetics and Politics, MA Graduate School of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.