Tina van der Vlies (1987) studied History (BA) and History of Society (MA) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She graduated cum laude in 2010, having also completed a Honors Degree trajectory (20 study-points above the ordinary MA study in the required period). Her MA thesis focuses on the social-cultural meanings of English and Dutch charity schools, 1850-1920.
After her graduation in Rotterdam, she worked as a history teacher in secondary education and she did a Master in Education in Leiden (ICLON). She graduated cum laude in 2011.
Since September 2011, Van der Vlies is a PhD student and lecturer (docent promovendus) at the Center for Historical Culture (CHC), Erasmus University Rotterdam. She works on the research project Historical scholarship and school history: national narratives in Dutch and English textbooks, 1920-2010 funded by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research).