Chris Flinterman

Hi, I’m Chris Flinterman

I am a Research Support Officer and PhD researcher. In my research, I am fascinated by the 1920s, Berlin and popular culture.

I am combining a job as Research Support Officer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) with being an external PhD candidate at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. For me, research and research support are two side of the same medal and strengthen each other.

In my work as a Research Support Officer I support other researchers in their grant applications and the project management of awarded projects. I help them find the right call for their ideas, support them in writing the application, editing and providing input on more technical sections, and process the administrative side of projects, like the NWO Zwaartekracht project Anchoring Innovation.

In my own research project, I study the image of 1920s Berlin in the contemporary German popular culture. For this, I look at for example the Gereon Rath novels by Volker Kutscher and the television series Babylon Berlin and analyse how they recreate and reimagine the ‘roaring’ twenties into a storyworld that still appeals to audiences today. > Read more

My research interests include the media and (popular) culture of the 1920s, in particular of the Weimar Republic, pop culture in general, intermediality and intertextuality.