Lotte Jensen

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials L.E.
Main position Hoogleraar RU
Disciplines History
  Language and literature studies
Chair Nederlandse literatuur- en cultuurgeschiedenis
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2020
Member of Council for the Humanities
Member of Humanities
Employed by Radboud Universiteit
Postbus 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen
tel.  024 361 2981
Personal website

Lotte Jensen has done groundbreaking research into the origins of Dutch identity. She has redefined the relationship between Dutch literature and the process of identity formation in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. In her work, she combines approaches from cultural history, press history, Dutch literature and nationalism studies. She is currently exploring the relationship between national disasters and cultural identity in an international context and has shown that national disasters forge strong ties. Her many public appearances reveal her to be a nuanced and constructive speaker with an enormous talent for drawing illuminating parallels between the past and the present.