Jeroen Dewulf is Associate Professor in the Department of German, Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies, and the current Director of the Institute of European Studies. He graduated with a major in Germanic Philology and a minor in Portuguese Studies at the University of Ghent, holds an MA from the University of Porto and a PhD in German Literature from the University of Bern.
Professor Dewulf’s research interests are as diverse as Dutch and Portuguese (post)colonial literature and history, transatlantic slave trade, Low Countries studies, Swiss literature and culture, and European politics in general. He is also the literary executor of the Swiss author Hugo Loetscher (1929-2009). He has been awarded many distinctions for his teaching and research, including the Hendricks Award in New Netherland Studies (2014), the Louisiana History President’s Memorial Award (2015) and the Clague and Carol Van Slyke Article Prize (2015 and 2016). His most recent book, The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves, was released in January 2017.