Netherlands American Studies Association

Maarten Zwiers

Assistant Professor of American Sudies and Contemporary history, University of Groningen

Maarten Zwiers is assistant professor of American Studies and Contemporary History at the University of Groningen. He specializes in the history and culture of the U.S. South, rural studies, and the history of political culture. He is the author of Senator James Eastland: Mississippi’s Jim Crow Democrat (Louisiana State University Press, 2015). He has published in Southern Cultures and the Southern Quarterly and contributed to the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and the Mississippi Encyclopedia. He is currently working on two projects, one about the global and environmental impact of Jim Crow during the Cold War era, the other explores transnational rural radicalism. For more info, see