Netherlands American Studies Association

NASA Directory

NASA is a diverse community. Its members come from different academic fields and cultural backgrounds. This directory gives a snapshot of such a variety and helps to grasp “who’s who” in the Dutch American Studies scene.

Becker, Sandra:
20th- and 21st-Century U.S. Popular Culture (particular Television and TV Series), Men and Masculinity Studies, Gender Studies and Intersectional Theory, Audience Reception Studies

Berk, Jorrit van den:
American foreign policy, Transatlantic relations, public diplomacy, American history, American politics

Blaustein, George:
U.S. cultural and literary history

Bloemendal, Albertine:
U.S. foreign policy and the history of transatlantic relations

Blommers, Heleen:
U.S. History, Social and Economic History, War on Poverty, U.S. Domestic Policy, U.S. Welfare, and Rhetoric

Boyden, Michael:
American literature, ecocriticism, Anthropocene studies, and critical sustainability studies

Brennan, Paul:
U.S. Political and Reform Movements

Chen, Shu-Chien:
Tax Law

Cohen Stuart, Herman:
Edward S. Curtis, Native Americans: photography, history, culture

Di Tommaso, Gaetano
US Foreign Relations, US Energ Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Environmental History, History of the Oil and Gas Industry

Ellethy, Manar:
Cultural studies, intersection between American visual culture and politics

Fazzi, Dario:
U.S. foreign policy history, cold war, transatlantic relations, peace history

Galema, Annemieke:
Migration to the USA 19th and 20th century. Innovation and impact in academic surroundings

Gawthorpe, Andrew:
American foreign and security policy, American political/diplomatic history, contemporary American politics

Groenendijk-de Vos, Tanja:
U.S. Political System, US Elections, Transatlantic Relations, Pilgrims who left from Rotterdam, Transatlantic migrants, who left from Rotterdam, US Supreme Court, Early NL/US business relations, How the US States got their shapes

Haar, Roberta N.:
International Relations

Heiden, Peter van der:
Presidential history, modern populist parties. Currently working on the position of Dutch populist parties vis-a-vis Covid, planning to make that a broader international comparative study (including the US)

Hull, Katy:

20th century US history; gender and masculinity; fascist sympathies; New Left activism; emotions; social movements; autobiographies

Janssen, Marian:
American Studies, literature, poetry, biography

Jelfs, Tim:
U.S. culture, literature and politics in the 20th and 21st centuries

Kennedy, Oran Patrick:
19th Century US History, African American History, Social History, Transnational Studies, Migration Studies

Manusama, Kenneth M:                                                                                                                US Constitutional Law and constitutional history, functiong of US democracy and electoral system, presidential accountability, religious freedom. Continuing dangers to American democracy

Manizza Roszak, Suzanne:
Multi-ethnic US and hemispheric American literature, Italian American literature and culture, children’s and YA literature, diaspora studies, gender studies, critical race theory

Martinez, Anne M:
U.S.-Mexican relations, U.S.-Mexico border, Catholicism, Catholic Missionary Work with People of Colour, Nationalism, Race

Mehring, Frank:
Transatlantic Transfer, German-American Encounters/Confrontations, Marshall Plan, American Music, American visual culture (film and art)

Miceli, Barbara:
American Literature, Media

Müller, Viola F.:
Runaway slaves in the urban US South

Nijdam, Celia:
Federal Theatre Project, American Literature and Culture

Pargas, Damian Allen:
Slavery, African-American History, History of the US South

Polak, Sara:
Presidential media, 20th and 21st American literature and culture, memory studies, social media, comics studies

van Ravenhorst, Bert:
The United States in the 1960s, especially poverty. I did research on The War on Poverty

Rijn, Guido van:
African-American blues and gospel music

Roberts, Kathryn:
American Literature, American Studies

Roza, Mathilde:
Canadian and US American literature; North-American Indigenous Studies; transatlantic public diplomacy

Schmidli, William Michael:
U.S. foreign relations history, U.S. political history, human rights history

Schute, Marcella:
The history of slavery and African-American history

Tap, Timotheus:
U.S. Foreign Relations

Verheul, Jaap:
Transatlantic Relations, American studies

Visser-Maessen, Laura:
Black history and activism in U.S. and trans-Atlantic context

Vlugt, Debby Esmeé de:

Black resistance in the 20th century (especially Black Power), African diaspora, transnational activism, social movements, food history

Vos, Laura M. de:

Indigenous Literary Studies, Social Movement Studies, Environmental Humanities, Settler Colonial Studies

Wetering, Carina van de:
US foreign and security policy, US-India relations, foreign policy analysis, International Relations

Wiegel, Maria: 

Metamodernism, Contemporary American Literature, The Historical Novel, Paranoia, Nostalgia, Cultural Memory Studies, Conspiracy Theories, American history and politics during the 1960s, post-9/11 America, history and politics in the 21st century

Early & 19th-century American literature; early African American literature; American Studies; circum-Atlantic periodicals & print culture

Zwiers, Maarten:
Rural Studies, History and culture of the (contemporary) U.S. South