Position: 
Research Fellow
Expertise: 
Hunger winter, famine studies, war and conflict, food history
Email: 
i.de.zwarte[at]niod[dot]knaw[dot]nl
Tel: 
+31 (0)20-523 38 00

Link to overview research output

Ingrid de Zwarte (1988) studied History and Slavic Languages and Cultures at the University of Amsterdam. In 2013 she graduated from the same university (with great distinction) with a Research MA thesis on war-time food distribution and relief in the Netherlands. In February 2018, she completed her PhD in History at the University of Amsterdam and the NIOD with a thesis entitled The Hunger Winter: Fighting Famine in the Occupied Netherlands, 1944-45, which was awarded the ASH Dissertation Award 2017-18. During her PhD, she was also a visiting scholar at the European Institute and Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University.

Ingrid is currently Niels Stensen Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, working on the research project: “Hunger as a Weapon: A Comparative Study into the Politics of Famine and Relief.” She has also received a Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Grant for writing a Dutch book on the Hunger Winter, which will be published by Prometheus publishers in the spring of 2019.

Other professional activities:

  • 2018-date: Niels Stensen Fellowship
  • 2015-date: co-organizer Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food
  • 2015-date: editor Yearbook of Women’s History
  • 2013-date: editor NIOD Studies on War, Holocaust and Genocide (Amsterdam University Press)
  • 2017-2018: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds writing grant

Previous positions:

  • 2017-2018: Lecturer in Global History, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2013-2017: PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and NIOD, funded by the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies
  • 2015-2017: Lecturer in Modern History, University of Amsterdam
  • 2016: Visiting scholar European Institute and Epidemiology Department, Columbia University (funded by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship and Jo Kolk Scholarship)
  • 2016: historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition “Food in wartime,” Dutch Resistance Museum
  • 2014: historical advisor and researcher for the exhibition “To the farms: Child evacuations during the Hunger Winter,” Dutch Resistance Museum
  • 2012-2013: research assistant NIOD in the NWO-funded research project “Imprisonment during the German occupation”, under supervision by Dr Ralf Futselaar