Janne Schreurs (1994) studied political science and international relations at the University of Ghent (2014-2018). Her master thesis dealt with political participation of marginalized youth in urban border regions. During her second master in Latin America studies (2018-2021) at the Lateinamerica Institut of Freie Universität Berlin, she focused on Brazilian history from a global perspective during the Veilha Republica or Old Republic (1889-1930), more concretely she studied the colonial entanglements between Congo and the Brazilian Amazon due to simultaneous Belgian expansion movements in both regions.
In 2021 she started as a Ph.D. candidate of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the faculty of arts of the KU Leuven. She investigates the changing and negotiated meaning of “colonialism” in a transatlantic field, focusing on the triangular relation between Belgium, Congo and Brazil, around the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. Overall, she works with post- and decolonial theory and she has strong interest in anthropology, gender and performance studies.