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dr. V.N. (Vera) Veldhuizen

Assistant Professor
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Vera Veldhuizen is assistant professor in both European Languages and Cultures, and Arts, Media, Culture at the University of Groningen. Previously she attended Cambridge University for her PhD in children's literature, with Homerton College and the Faculty of Education, supervised by Maria Nikolajeva. She holds a BA from  University College Roosevelt and an MSc in Literature and Society from Edinburgh University.

Her research is focused on cognitive approaches to children's literature. Her PhD was on empathy, ethics and justice construction children's war literature. Her current project is on the impact and complexity of contrasting truth narratives in children's literature. She has presented her research at many international conferences and through several peer reviewed publications.

Other positions

iBBY - Miep Diekmann Thesis price jury member
Voted member of the Children's Literature Association - International Board
Member of the Board of Examiners Expertise Team - Arts
Last modified:01 March 2024 2.10 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands