1995 …2022

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Research interests

I work as an interdisciplinary cultural studies researcher, and I am in particular interested in the transformation of the public sphere due to digitalisation, globalisation and new strategies of fictionalization. In this context the role literary authors as intervening public intellectuals has my specific attention.

I consider literature a form of social knowledge, which means that the ideas and experiences described and explored in literary texts can be connected to societal issues and policies. Literature is an art form in which political and social positions are acted out. 

Currently, I work on two book projects: Experiences of Migration in Literature, and The Truths of Fiction in Digital Societies.


  • BA Feminist Artists & Intellectuals
  • BA Truth of Fiction
  • MA New Private & Public Spheres
  • MA Beauty and the Sublime Online
  • Ma: Urgent Media Topics: Migration
  • Honors Program European Discourses: Cultural History and Diversity

Current courses

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External positions

Jury History and Essay (Maatschappij Nederlandse Letteren)

1 Nov 20201 Apr 2021

Reading & evaluating literary essay (PC Hooft Literatuur Prijs)

12 Jun 201915 Apr 2020

Research policies (NWO gebiedsbestuur SGW)

15 Jan 201815 Jan 2024

Reading, judging, celebration presentation (E du Perron prijs jury)

1 Jan 2016 → …


  • Literature
  • Philosophy Of Culture
  • Representation
  • Europe
  • Globalisation
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Aesthetics


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