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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About Jeroen Dewulf

Jeroen Dewulf is associate professor in the Department of German, where he teaches courses in both German Studies and Dutch Studies. He is the current director of Berkeley's Institute of European Studies. As the incumbent of the Queen Beatrix Chair, he is also the director of the Dutch Studies Program. He is the founder and chair of both the Executive Committee of the Designated Emphasis in Dutch Studies and the Executive Committee of the Designated Emphasis in European Studies for graduate students. As an affiliated member of the Center for African Studies and core member of the faculty board of the Latin American Studies Graduate Group, he is also active in the field of African Studies and Latin-American Studies. He is also the literary executor of the Swiss author Hugo Loetscher (1929-2009). Dewulf graduated with a major in Germanic Philology and a minor in Portuguese Studies at the University of Ghent, in Belgium. He holds an MA from the University of Porto, in Portugal, and a PhD in German Literature from the University of Bern, in Switzerland. He has been a visiting professor at the University of São Paulo and the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL London. His research interests are as diverse as Dutch and Portuguese (post)colonial literature and history, transatlantic slave trade, Low Countries studies, Swiss literature and culture and European politics in general. He publishes in five different languages (English, Dutch, German, Portuguese and French). For his scholarly service, he was distinguished, in 1999, with the Quality Seal for Innovating Initiatives in the Field of Foreign Language Education by the European Union and he was awarded by the Cultural Foundation of the Swiss UBS-Bank for his research on Swiss-German literature. In 2010, he was distinguished by the Hellman Family Faculty Fund as one of the “Best of Berkeley Researchers” and in 2012 he won the Robert O. Collins Award in African Studies as well as the American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award. In 2014, he was distinguished with the Hendricks Award of the New Netherland Institute for his research on the early Dutch history of New York and the first slave community on Manhattan. In 2015, his research on the slave population in Louisiana was distinguished with the Louisiana History President's Memorial Award and both in 2015 and 2016, he was the recipient of the Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize in New Netherland studies.

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