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Gerlov van Engelenhoven

University lecturer

Name
Dr. G.N.T.J. van Engelenhoven MEd
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
g.n.t.j.van.engelenhoven@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Gerlov van Engelenhoven is an assistant professor at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. His first monograph "Postcolonial Memory in the Netherlands: Meaningful Voices, Meaningful Silences" was published in Open Access with Amsterdam University Press in 2022. From 2024-2028 he will run a new research project on Silence as Empowerment in Contemporary Dutch Postcolonial Memory, funded by NWO through a VENI-grant.

More information about Gerlov van Engelenhoven

Fields of interest

  • postcolonial memory
  • voice, silence and empowerment
  • law and culture
  • participatory action research
  • the Moluccan community in the Netherlands

About

Van Engelenhoven's first monograph Postcolonial Memory in the Netherlands: Meaningful Voices, Meaningful Silences was published in Open Access with Amsterdam University Press in 2022. 

From 2024-2028 he will run a new research project on Silence as Empowerment in Contemporary Dutch Postcolonial Memory, funded by NWO through a VENI-grant.

Research

His research is about voice and silence in postcolonial memory practices, with a focus on the Moluccan Community in the Netherlands. 

Grants and awards

He defended his PhD on this topic summa cum laude at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, in 2020. 

From early 2024 onward, he will start his VENI-research for NWO , entitled "Listening to silence: Silence as empowerment in contemporary Dutch postcolonial memory". 

This project is based in Participatory Action Research and will be based on a series of public interviews and events about silence and empowerment, in collaboration with postcolonial memory activists based in the Netherlands. 

Other judicia

2016-2020: Doctoral scholarship at GCSC (Giessen, Germany), funded by the German Universities Excellence Initiative

2019: Subsidy awarded by the Justus Liebig University, Gießen, within the category “Lehraufträge mit Schwerpunkt Genderthematik” (“Lectureships with an emphasis on issues of Gender”), for self-designed seminar “Hashtag-feminists vs. mansplainers: the polarization of feminism in online discussion”

2016: BKO (Dutch Basis Qualification Certificate for University Education)

Curriculum Vitae

February 2024 - January 2028: VENI research, Leiden

October 2016 - December 2020: PhD (Summa Cum Laude), Giessen

September 2013 - August 2014: ICLON Master of Education, Leiden

September 2010 - October 2012: MA Study of Art & Literature (Cum Laude), Leiden

September 2005 - March 2010: BA Literary Studies, Leiden

Key publications

Van Engelenhoven, Gerlov. "Articulating Postcolonial Memory Through the Negotiation of Legalities: The Case of Jan Pieterszoon Coen's Statue in Hoorn". Law, Culture and the Humanities, 2023: Articulating Postcolonial Memory Through the Negotiation of Legalities: The Case of Jan Pieterszoon Coen’s Statue in Hoorn - Gerlov van Engelenhoven, 2023 (sagepub.com)

Van Engelenhoven, Gerlov. Postcolonial Memory in the Netherlands: Meaningful Voices, Meaningful Silences. Amsterdam University Press, 2022: Postcolonial Memory in the Netherlands (oapen.org)

Van Engelenhoven, Gerlov. “Spreken en zwijgen in de Molukse identiteitsconstructie.” Toma Terus: 70 jaar Molukkers in Nederland (eds. Wim Manuhutu, Glenda Pattipeilohy, Henry Timisela). Walburg Pers, 2021.

Van Engelenhoven, Gerlov. “From indigenous customary law to diasporic cultural heritage: reappropriations of adat throughout the history of Moluccan postcolonial migration.” International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 34/3, 2021: From Indigenous Customary Law to Diasporic Cultural Heritage: Reappropriations of Adat Throughout the History of Moluccan Postcolonial Migration | SpringerLink

Van Engelenhoven, Gerlov. “The Case of Telefilm De Punt’s Online Discussion Forum: Participatory Space for Societal Debate or Echo Chamber for the Polemical Few?” Violence and Trolling on Social Media: History, Affect, and Effects of Online Vitriol (eds.: Sara Polak, Daniel Trottier). Amsterdam University Press, 2020: https://doi.org/10.5117/9789462989481

University lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • International Studies

Work address

Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B2.01

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