Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities coordinates the Majors in Humanities, in Cultural Analysis, and in Political Philosophy and Critical Theory. In addition our department contributes to the Majors in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and in Sustainability. Please find below a list of staff members and read about their area of research-and teaching expertise.


Head of Department

(Senior) Lecturers

  • (Sophie) S van Balen

    Sophie van Balen (MA) is PhD researcher at Erasmus School of Philosophy and Lecturer Humanities at Erasmus University College. She also is head of programme at…
    (Sophie) S van Balen
  • (Wander) WM van Baalen, MA

    Profile Wander van Baalen is a PhD candidate at Codarts University for the Arts and a lecturer in the Humanities department at Erasmus University College. After…
    (Wander) WM van Baalen, MA
  • (Sanne) S Boersma, PhD

    (Sanne) S Boersma, PhD
  • (Tamara) T de Groot, MPhil

    Tamara de Groot is at home in the field of art and culture, with a background in art history with a dash of literature and film studies. After studing at…
    (Tamara) T de Groot, MPhil
  • dr. (Friso) JF van Houdt

    **Friso van Houdt is Academic Director of the Erasmus Honours Programme, Senior Lecturer Political Philosophy & Critical Theory at Erasmus University…
    dr. (Friso) JF van Houdt
  • dr. (Marianne) MB Klerk

    Marianne Klerk is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the Erasmus University College. Working on the intersection of academia and public discourse brings Marianne…
    dr. (Marianne) MB Klerk
  • (Caglar) C Koseoglu, MA

    Ça?lar Köseo?lu (1985) studied philosophy and literature in the Netherlands, Turkey and the US. He received his second MA in Aesthetics and Politics at…
    (Caglar) C Koseoglu, MA
  • (Amarantha) A Lee - Groen, MA

    Amarantha Groen is a Lecturer in the Humanities at Erasmus University College. Groen teaches courses on all levels within the Humanities department at EUC,…
    (Amarantha) A Lee - Groen, MA
  • dr. (Maryse) MJ Kruithof

    Maryse Kruithof graduated on her doctoral thesis “Shouting in a desert”, Dutch missionary encounters with Javanese Islam, 1850-1910 in the History department at…
    dr. (Maryse) MJ Kruithof
  • (Catherine) CJG Somzé, MA

    (Catherine) CJG Somzé, MA
  • dr. (Christian) CDC van der Veeke

    Christian van der Veeke (1980) is a senior lecturer in the Humanities and the current Head of the Humanities Department at Erasmus University College (EUC),…
    dr. (Christian) CDC van der Veeke
  • (Annette-Carina) AC van der Zaag

    Annette-Carina van der Zaag is a Senior Lecturer in Humanities. She also works as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Smith College (MA Social Work),…
    (Annette-Carina) AC van der Zaag

(Senior) Lecturer

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