Sophie van den Elzen MA

Moderne en hedendaagse literatuur

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the ERC project Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe. My research project develops the idea of a “protest lexicon” or “discursive repertoire” of social movements, and explores how activist memory is shaped and transmitted through language.

In 2020, I completed my PhD dissertation on the cultural memory of slavery and abolition in the nineteenth-century transnational movement for women's rights, which expressed itself across a wide spectrum of textual media and genres.

I also teach in the BA programmes English Language and Culture and Literary Studies.