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Dr. Theisje van Dorsten

Dr. Theisje van Dorsten
Dr. Theisje van Dorsten


Theisje van Dorsten




BA and MA in Arts and Culture (University of Maastricht)

MA in World Art (University of East Anglia)

PhD in Culture and Cognition (University of Groningen)

What you teach at University College Groningen:

Culture the Building Blocks, Once upon a Time (project) Research: (Development of ) imagination in children with learning disabilities and autism, effects of cultural education on metacognitive abilities of children in primary and secondary education

Personal Facts

My favourite food is...
Fish, Indonesian cuisine, artichokes, olives, citrus fruits

My favourite thing about Groningen is…
The relaxed atmosphere, the nearness to the Wadden (islands)

My favourite place in the world is…
Somewhere where you can see, smell and hear the sea

Something most people don’t know about me is...
I used to be a dinosaur enthusiast (and still am at heart..)

My biggest achievement is...
Obtaining my PhD while starting a family

When I’m not working I’m busy...
Playing hide and seek, crafting things out of cardboard, reading books and climbing trees with my wonderful daughters

My inspiration is...
All strong and smart women who manage(d) to balance research and family

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