Caroline Kroon is professor of Latin at the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology and currently also director of the College of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. She studied Classics and General Linguistics at the University of Amsterdam, where she received her doctor’s degree in 1995. In 1993 she was appointed assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she obtained a full professorship in 1999. In 2013 she was appointed full professor at the University of Amsterdam.
Kroon’s research concerns Classical Latin literature and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach crossing the border between linguistics and literary studies. She has published on all kinds of discourse linguistic phenomena, including Latin particles, tense, and anaphoric reference. A recurring theme in her research is the application of insights from discourse linguistics and pragmatics to the literary analysis of Latin texts, which has recently led to a volume on textual strategies in Greek and Latin war narrative, co-edited with Lidewij van Gils and Irene de Jong. Currently she is one of the six main coordinators of the GRAVITATION program Anchoring Innovation funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (2017-2027). Within this program she is heading the projects on Discourse and Rhetoric.
Caroline Kroon received the Study Prize of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation for her dissertation in 1995, and the Keetje Hodshon prize (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities) for her publications on Latin and general linguistics in 1997. In 1999 she was awarded a Van der Leeuw Professorship (NWO, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). In 2012 she was appointed a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.
Kroon is series editor of Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology (Leiden, Brill), member of the Advisory Board of Mnemosyne (international journal of Classical Studies), and member of the International Advisory Board of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften).
Caroline Kroon is currently director of the College of Humanities and a member of the Faculty of Humanities’ Executive Committee Board. Prior to this she was, amongst others, vice dean and dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, chair of the department of Classics and Ancient Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and chair of the National Research School for Classical Studies in the Netherlands, OIKOS.