Dienke Hondius

Dienke Hondius is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at Free University Amesterdam. Her research interests include: History, historiography and sociology of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, ‘race’, racism, toleration, equality, genocide, ethnicity,  intermarriage, transatlantic slave trade, slavery, African-European encounters, international, interreligious and interracial intimacy, migration, empire, postcolonialism, European expansion, Surinam, Dutch Caribbean, Africa, racial imagery, history of the Jews in the Netherlands, oral history. Her research topics are:  History of ‘race’ and racism, in particular the Dutch contributions since 1600; Africans in the Netherlands: image, self-image, autobiography since 1700; Oral History Project: Eyewitnesses of the Holocaust in the Netherlands. More information