Dr L. Janssen (Lindsay)

Assistant professor - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Assistant professor - Radboud Institute for Culture and History

Dr L. Janssen (Lindsay)

Lindsay Janssen is an assistant professor at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC). She wrote a thesis on Irish and Irish-diasporic popular fiction from the period 1871-91, the Great Irish Famine and cultural identity formation, and obtained her PhD in 2016. Three years later, she was awarded a fulltime individual fellowship by the Irish Research Council. Affiliated to University College Dublin during this fellowship, she researched Irish transatlantic periodical culture between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Between 2020 and 2023, Lindsay was part of the Heritages of Hunger research project (NWO/NWA). For this project, she studied educational practices concerning the Irish Famine in schools, museums, and the heritage sector; she was also the coordinator of the project's open-access educational repository (currently in development). Together with colleagues from German, Dutch, French, and Spanish, Lindsay researches literature education in Dutch secondary education.

At the Department MLC, Lindsay teaches courses in the bachelor’s programme English Language and Culture and the two-year master’s programme Education in Language and Cultural Studies. She is also the programme coordinator of the latter.

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