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Editorial Board Decolonial Dialogues@Humanities

The editorial board of Decolonial Dialogues@Humanities is dynamic and consists of staff from the Faculty of Humanities and external partners concerned with decolonialisation and themes relevant to the project. During the project, the council will share ideas for programming, provide feedback to improve the programme, and advise on incoming programme proposals via the open call. The editorial board is chaired by Margriet Schavemaker, supported by secretary Emma van Bijnen. The editorial board consists of the following students and employees.

  • Margriet Schavemaker
    Chair of editorial board and curator of Decolonial Dialogues @ Humanities. She is artistic director at Amsterdam Museum and Professor of Media and Art in Museum Practice at the University of Amsterdam. She specialises in modern and contemporary culture and museums.
  • Emma van Bijnen (secretaris)
    Project secretary of Decolonial Dialogues @ Humanities. Lecturer at Speech Communication, Argumentation and Rhetoric (University of Amsterdam). Research and Publications at Amsterdam Museum. Freelance researcher. She focuses on the connection between research and practice, as well as representation and in/exclusion in (multimodal) communication forms.
  • Els van der Plas
    Director at the Allard Pierson in Amsterdam. She is an art historian who specialises in aesthetics and beauty in difficult circumstances.
  • Mia Lerm-Hayes
    Art historian, curator and Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Amsterdam. She focuses on word and image studies.
  • Esther Peeren
    Professor of Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam and Academic Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. She focuses on processes of marginalisation and questions of agency, on the underilluminated impact of globalisation on rural areas, and on the changing relationship between centres and peripheries.
  • Sruti Bala
    Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Amsterdam. She is also Coordinator of the MA Theater Studies programme and member of the ASCA advisory board. Her research interests are at the intersections of performance and politics.
  • Mano Delea
    Lecturer within the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on social movements and transformations in historical trajectories of emancipation, which he analyses from the perspective of sovereignty and power relations.
  • Nuraini Juliastuti
    Trans-local practising researcher and writer. She focuses on art organisation, activism, illegality, and alternative cultural production.
  • Mirjam Hoijtink
    Assistant Professor at the department of Cultural Studies and Programme Director of the MA Museum Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She has a strong affinity with human, political, ideological, and cultural historical dimensions of museum collections.
  • Christian Bertram
    Lecturer of Architectural History at the department of Art History at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include history, theory and historiography of modern architecture, and landscape and garden architecture.
  • Chiara De Cesari
    Associate Professor in European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her research explores the ways in which colonial legacies live on today, especially in museums.
  • Paul Knevel
    Lecturer at the History Department of the University of Amsterdam. He specialises in public history, urban studies, and Dutch history.
  • Sanjukta Sunderason
    Assistant Professor Art History at the department of Arts and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses in particular on the entanglements between (left-wing) aesthetics and 20th-century decolonisation in South Asia and across transnational formations in the Global South.
  • Judith Noorman
    Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam. She researches early modern Netherlandish art and is also director of the Amsterdam Centre for Studies in Early Modernity.
  • meLê Yamomo
    Assistant Professor of New Dramaturgies, Media Cultures, Artistic Research, and Decoloniality at the University of Amsterdam. In his work as artist-scholar, meLê engages with the topics of sonic migrations, queer aesthetics, and post/de-colonial acoustemologies.
  • Jouke Turpijn
    Lecturer of Dutch History at the University of Amsterdam. He specialises in public history and the political, social and cultural history of the Netherlands during the last two centuries.
  • Margo Keizer
    Initiator of the Humanities & Society organisation at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Machiel Keestra
    Assistant professor at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Amsterdam and the university’s Central Diversity Officer. His research interests include history of philosophy and hermeneutics, philosophy of action, the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of interdisciplinarity.
  • Reza Kartosen-Wong
    Lecturer of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. His research explores manners in which Asian Dutch youth engage with media, as well as topics related to diversity and inclusion.
  • Iris Bouw
    Student BA Economics and Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Vany Susanto
    PhD student at the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies. She does research into the VOC directorship of Batavia and the impact of early modern petitions (rekesten) on the relation between the VOC government and the governed peoples, as well as the diverse social groups in Batavia.