Liedeke Plate appointed Professor of Culture and Inclusivity

Date of news: 17 January 2018

Liedeke Plate has been appointed Professor of Culture and Inclusivity at Radboud University’s Faculty of Arts with effect from 1 January 2018.

Liedeke Plate researches the relationship between literature, gender and cultural memory. She has published extensively on women's rewritings of well-known, classic or canonical texts, culminating in her book Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women's Rewriting (Palgrave 2011).

Art and culture

Liedeke PlatePlate: ‘I want to draw attention to the role of art and culture in processes of normalising, questioning and deconstructing gender roles and gender symbolism, as well as in the inclusion and exclusion of people – literally, but also symbolically. I want to help direct the social debate by calling attention to the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in art and culture and to the artistic and cultural practices that stimulate or hinder inclusive thinking in society.’

Liedeke Plate (1963, Rotterdam) holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University (1995), two Mas  from Utrecht University (English, 1989, cum laude; and Literary Studies, 1990, cum laude) and an MA from the University of Southampton (Romanticism and Modernism, 1990; with distinction).
She has held positions at James Madison University (1996-1999) and Utrecht University (1999-2002).

Gender Studies

She has worked at Radboud University since 2002, where she was appointed Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Literary and Cultural Studies in 2011. She has is co-editor of the standard textbook Handboek genderstudies in kunst, cultuur en media (Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture).
From 2007 to 2011 she was chair of the Dutch Women's Studies Association (NGV). She was a visiting scholar at Columbia University and at University of California at Berkeley.

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