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Kirsten Kamphuis

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Visiting Fellow

Kirsten Kamphuis is a gender historian of late-colonial and decolonizing Indonesia. She is currently affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence for Religion and Politics at Münster University, Germany, as a junior researcher. Her postdoctoral project deals with women’s print cultures and religion in Indonesia between 1920 and 1960. During her stay at Cornell, from mid-August to mid-December 2022, Kamphuis will be working with Dr. Chiara Formichi. She is looking forward to becoming an active member of the SEAP community.

Originally from the Netherlands, Kamphuis studied history at the University of Groningen and Leiden University before joining the PhD program at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She obtained her doctorate from EUI in 2019 with a thesis on the history of girls’ education in four regions of colonial Indonesia. A monograph based on her thesis is planned to appear with Leiden University Press. Among other outlets, Kamphuis has published in International Review for Social History, BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review, and Journal for the History of Childhood and Youth.

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  • Postdoc
  • Visiting Scholar