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dr. M. (Maarten) Zwiers

Senior Lecturer

Maarten Zwiers is senior lecturer of History and American Studies at the University of Groningen. He is the author of Senator James Eastland: Mississippi’s Jim Crow Democrat (Louisiana State University Press, 2015), co-editor of Profiles in Power: Personality, Persona, and the U.S. President (Brill, 2020), and contributed to The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and the Mississippi Encyclopedia. His work appeared in Southern Cultures and The Southern Quarterly. During the 2020 presidential race he regularly wrote about U.S. politics for the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant. He studied American Studies and History at the University of Groningen and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went to graduate school at the University of Mississippi on a Fulbright scholarship. His research focuses on rural history, regionalism, and (American) political culture, in particular the U.S. South.

Dr. Zwiers's complete CV is available here.

Work Experience:

  • July 2017 - present: Senior lecturer of American Studies and History, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen 
  • Oct. 2014 - July 2017: Senior lecturer of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen
  • Sept. 2011 - Oct. 2014: Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Department of History, University of Groningen
  • Sept. 2007 - Oct. 2012: PhD researcher, Department of History, University of Groningen (Sept. 2009 - July 2010: Visiting predoctoral fellow, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, Middelburg)
  • Jan. 2007 - May 2007: Graduate assistant, Department of Southern Studies, University of Mississippi
  • Sept. 2006 - May 2007: Assistant to the Provost Emeritus, University of Mississippi at Oxford
  • Dec. 2005 – Jan. 2007: Research assistant, Department of Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi
  • Feb. 2004 – July 2004: Research assistant, Faculty of Arts, Department of History, University of Groningen
  • Sept. 2003 – Jan. 2004: Teaching assistant, Faculty of Arts, Department of American Studies, University of Groningen

Education:

  • 2007-2012: PhD in History, University of Groningen
  • 2005-2007: MA Southern Studies, University of Mississippi
  • 1999-2005: MA (drs.) Language and Cultural Studies, specialization American Studies, University of Groningen
  • 1998-2005: MA (drs.) History, specialization Political Culture, University of Groningen
  • Fall 2002: Exchange student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1992-1998: Athenaeum (pre-university education), Menso Alting College, Hoogeveen

Awarded scholarships and prizes:

  • Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Global Fellowship, European Commission H2020 program (2021-2024)
  • Global South Fellowship, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Tulane University (2019)
  • Roosevelt Institute for American Studies Research Grant (2018)
  • Nicolaas Mulerius Foundation Grant (2014)
  • Richard A. Baker Graduate Student Research Travel Grant (2010)
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Research Grant (2010)
  • Moody Grant - Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation (2010)
  • Netherlands American Studies Association Research Grant (2010)
  • Roosevelt Study Center Research Grant (2008 and 2016)
  • Lucille and Motee Daniels Award, best paper in Southern Studies graduate program (2007)
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship (2006)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (2005)
  • Hendrik Muller Fonds Scholarship (2005)
  • VSBFonds Scholarship (2005)
  • Netherland-America Foundation Award (2002)
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