Recently, Prof. Joep Leerssen (UvA) stepped down as Huizinga Institute board member because of his retirement. We are grateful for all his dedication to the institute during the past 27(!) years. Luckily we found a great successor in Dr Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez.
Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez is Associate Professor of European Literature and Culture at the University of Amsterdam (Department of European Studies). Yolanda’s research interests include Spanish-Dutch-Anglo relations and cultural exchanges in the early modern period and beyond (1550-1850), with a focus on the intersection between literature, politics, history and ideology, nation-building processes and cross-cultural dynamics of representation. She has led several NWO-funded projects, such as the VIDI-project Mixed feelings. Literary Hispanophilia and Hispanophobia in England and the Netherlands in the Early Modern period and the Nineteenth century. She has been coordinating the Huizinga RMA course “Imagining the Self and the Other” since 2015. Welcome Yolanda!