Bio

Since 2017, I am Professor of Medical Humanities in the department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University. I have a background in physiotherapy (Deventer Academy Physiotherapy, 1986-1990), philosophical anthropology (University of Amsterdam, 1990-1995; Université Paris-Est Créteil, 1997-1998), and cultural analysis (PhD Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, 1996-2001).

After having obtained my PhD from the University in Amsterdam in 2001, I have been a post-doc researcher in the project "The Mediated Body" in the department Literature and Art at Maastricht University (2001-2006). From 2004 until 2010, I have been assistant professor in the philosophy department of Tilburg University. From 2010 until 2016, I held the position of associate professor in the department Health, Ethics and Society at Maastricht University, responsible for the VIDI research project on "Bodily Integrity in Blemished Bodies" and teaching students in the medical school. 

Expertise

My research focuses on the meaning of the body and embodiment in expression, art and in contemporary health care/medical practices. I am specialized in combing theoretical analysis with empirical qualitative/ethnographic research. Topics/themes/approaches for BA/MA theses which I supervise include:

Body; Body art; Bodily identity; Cultural analysis; Cultural representations of health and illness; Disability studies; Health and medicine; Identity; The Normal and the Abnormal; Phenomenology; Medical anthropology; New materialism; Science and technology studies (STS); Visual culture; Qualitative research

Teaching

I am coordinator of the new Master track Health Humanities, which started in September 2019.

I teach the online course "Visual Culture and the Body" in the LAS BA program, major social sciences.

Courses

Highlights

NWO-Vidi grant "Bodily Integrity in Blemished Bodies" (2010-2016) 

NWO-Vici grant "Mind the Body: Rethinking Embodiment in Healthcare" (2017-2022)

Recent publications

  1. Using smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and personaliz…

    Bootsma, T. I., Schellekens, M. P. J., Van Woezik, R. A. M., Slatman, J., & Van Der Lee, M. L. (2022). Using smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and personalized feedback for patients with chronic cancer-related fatigue: A proof-of-concept study. Internet Interventions, 30, [100568].
  2. The Analgesic Museum

    Koebner, I., Bonilla, B., Slatman, J., & Parry, M. (2022). The Analgesic Museum. Frontiers in Pain Research, 1-5. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpain.2022.1019632/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Pain_Research&id=1019632
  3. Multiplicidade e instabilidade ontológica nos corações não-humanos

    Marini, M., Monteiro, M., & Slatman, J. (2022). Multiplicidade e instabilidade ontológica nos corações não-humanos. Saúde e Sociedade, 31(2), 1-17. https://www.revistas.usp.br/sausoc/article/view/199649/183691
  4. Chronicling the chronic - Narrating the meaninglessness of chronic pa…

    van Hout, F., van Rooden, A., & Slatman, J. (2022). Chronicling the chronic: Narrating the meaninglessness of chronic pain. Medical Humanities, [ARTN medhum-2021-012331]. ,
  5. ShareHeart - A patient journey map of patients with ischemia and non-…

    Van Schalkwijk, D. L., Widdershoven, J. W. M. G., Elias-Smale, S., Hartzema-Meijer, M., Den Oudsten, B. L., Slatman, J., & Mommersteeg, P. M. C. (2022). ShareHeart: A patient journey map of patients with ischemia and non-obstructive coronary artery disease based on qualitative research. Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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