Jeroen Dewulf

Jeroen Dewulf is associate professor in the Department of German, where he teaches courses in both German Studies and Dutch Studies. As the incumbent of the Queen Beatrix Chair, he is the director of the Dutch Studies Program. He is also chair of the Executive Committee of the Designated Emphasis in Dutch 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 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, the Federal University of Ceará, the University of Antwerp, the University of Montreal, and the University of Zurich. His research interests are as diverse as Dutch and Portuguese (post)colonial literature and history, transatlantic slave trade, hybridity and miscegenation, connections
between German/Dutch and Latin-American cultures and contemporary German-Swiss literature. He publishes in five different languages (English, Dutch, German, Portuguese and French). He is also co-editor of the academic journal Dutch Crossing. 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 and the American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award.

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