Suze Zijlstra receives a Niels Stensen Fellowship

17 February 2015

This year the Niels Stensen Committee selected seven promising young researchers from eighty-eight applicants from all disciplines to receive a grant that allows them to carry out postdoctoral research at a university outside the Netherlands. After defending her dissertation in June 2015, Suze Zijlstra will spend a year at the Institute for Global History at Georgetown University.

Suze Zijlstra is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the early modern history department. She conducts research into the development of power relations between the ethnic groups that inhabited the colony of Suriname in the seventeenth century. As a postdoc at Georgetown University, she intends to expand her research with a global comparison of interethnic relations in the seventeenth-century colonies of New Netherland/New York, South Africa, and Batavia.