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
- 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