Karin Amatmoekrim

Global South Visiting Fellow
TORCH

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I obtained my Master's Degree in Modern Literature at the University of Amsterdam and I am currently working on my PhD-research in modern literature, studying the work and life of Dutch-Surinamese writer Anil Ramdas and his ideas on identity, multiculturalism, populism and the role of the black intellectual in western societies. Besides being a PhD-student I am mostly a writer and novelist. I've published six novels and numerous essays, short stories and long reads. The dissertation on Ramdas is planned to be published as a biography in 2020.

My research interests include modern and post-colonial literature, the global south, the west-indies and the caribbean, politics and modern history, migration and identity.