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Marijke Huisman PhD


Biographical note

Marijke Huisman (1972) is post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Historical Culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

She studied History and Women’s Studies at Utrecht University. After her graduation in 1996, she worked as an independent researcher, journalist and editor for several years. She became a PhD student at Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2003. Her PhD thesis - Publieke levens. Autobiografieën op de Nederlandse boekenmarkt 1850-1918 (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2008) – was published as volume IX in the series Bijdragen tot de geschiedenis van de Nederlandse boekhandel.

Marijke Huisman has been awarded with the Johanna W.A. Naber Prize 1997 for women’s history, and the Rijklof Michaël van Goens Prize 2006 for talented PhD students in the field of Dutch literature and culture. Her post-doctoral research is funded with a fellowship-grant of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Her main research interests are: autobiography and life writing in the 19th and 20th century, book history, women’s writing and publishing, the history of feminism and the women’s movement.