Inez Hollander

Inez Hollander, PhD, has published widely in the United States and the Netherlands, but her most recent books are Silenced Voices (Athens: Ohio UP, 2008, which she translated for the Dutch market and which was brought out by Atlas in 2009), the first Dutch for Reading Knowledge textbook on the market (together with co-authors Christine van Baalen and Frans Blom and brought out by Jon Benjamins in 2012) and a novella Euro Trippy (e-book by Amazon, 2012), which is a spoof of midlife
crisis with a healthy dose of Henry Miller. Hollander is also a translator and localization consultant and her most recent projects involve work for LinkedIn, Pinger, Apple, and translations for the
Dutch Holocaust publisher Verbum. Hollander was the founder of the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) chapter in the Bay Area. Since then NAF has funded major cultural events in the Bay Area, like the Geert Mak Lecture tour, the prestigious Princess Christina Concours and last but not least, the 2013 Vermeer exhibit of the Girl with the Pearl Earring exhibit at the De Young museum. As a community builder, she has recently become more active for The Indo Project, which unlike
the Amerindo project, is the portal for the Indo and Indies community in the world. Teaching both Dutch language, reading knowledge and literature classes at Cal, Hollander has turned out to be a popular teacher with high scores on her student evaluations as she not only manages to bring her expertise of the Dutch language and literature to the classroom but mixes this with her humor, life lessons and room for exciting debate. Her mantra is that teachers at Cal need to provoke
and challenge the students to think for themselves. She has become a mentor to students and she feels proud to serve the Cal community, which starts and ends with students, her priority above anything andanyone else.

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