Dr. Sarah Adams

Assistant Professor
Modern Literature

Sarah J. Adams is assistant professor of Modern Dutch Literature at Utrecht University and a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University. Her expertise lies at the intersection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, postcolonial theory, (national) identity formation, and popular culture. Repertoires of Slavery (AUP 2023), her first monograph, examines the construction of whiteness in Dutch abolitionist theater of the decades around 1800. Currently, Sarah focuses on blackface cultures in the Low Countries and deals with themes of slavery and independence in the work of Caribbean-Dutch authors. 

Since 2016, Sarah has been the editorial secretary of De Achttiende Eeuw, the yearbook of the eponymous Belgian-Dutch working group, which deals with the cultural, political, socio-economic history of the long eighteenth century.