Jan M. van der Molen is an undergraduate of one university (Saxion), an alumni of another (Amsterdam) and currently a graduate student at Groningen University, pursuing a Master's degree in Ancient History. Van der Molen has a somewhat diverse educational background, ranging from having studied marketing, communication, entrepreneurship, journalism, English literature to classics & ancient civilizations. Being a Jack of all trades, the topics of his papers/essays touch on ancient history but also media perception, politics, religion, conflict and heritage studies.