Ingrid de Zwarte

Ingrid de Zwarte (1988) is lecturer in history at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, teaching several BA courses on Global History, International Relations and Economic History. In addition, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Her PhD project “The Hunger Winter: Fighting Famine in the Occupied Netherlands, 1944-45” investigates political and social responses to the famine in the German-occupied Western Netherlands during WWII. She will defend her thesis in early 2018, and is currently working on a Dutch monograph based on the same research, which will be published with Prometheus Publishers in the spring of 2019.

Ingrid has published several peer-reviewed articles on the Dutch Hunger Winter and given numerous paper presentations at international conferences. Furthermore, she served as a historical adviser for two exhibitions in the Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam, and disseminated her research results through various media outlets. In 2016 she was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s European Institute and Department of Epidemiology in New York City.

She is currently working on a new research project entitled “Hunger as a Weapon”, which comparatively examines the politics of famine and relief in violent conflicts from WWI up until the present.