I am currently a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of Historical Dutch Literature at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Cultures and Languages, I obtained Research Master degree in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance studies at the same university. In 2010, I studied at the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours, France, and in 2015 I had the opportunity to spend a term at King’s College, Cambridge.
My doctoral research project is titled A Tale of Two Tongues: The Interplay of Dutch and French in the Literary Culture of the Low Countries, 1550-1600. It is supervised by Prof. Bart Ramakers (University of Groningen), Prof. Paul Smith (Leiden University), and Prof. Arjan van Dixhoorn (University College Roosevelt/Utrecht University). In this project, I study the discussions on the form and status of the French and Dutch language that took place in the sixteenth-century Low Countries. I am particularly interested in the connections between the multilingual local situation and the debates and reflections on language.