Katie Digan, MA
Katie Digan is a communication officer at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She is interested in the role of experts in public debate and looks for ways to translate academic knowledge to a wide audience.
Before working at NIOD, she worked in science communication from different positions: as a researcher and lecturer at the History Department of Ghent University, as editor and translator of academic work, and as a journalist writing about science and higher education.
Her academic research projects focused on places of memory for the Holocaust, and UNESCO World Heritage. She wrote the book Places of Memory: The Case of the House of the Wannsee Conference (Palgrave) in 2015. As a journalist, she investigated the freedom and safety of Dutch academics when they engage in public debate.
Katie obtained her BA History at the University of Groningen and her research master’s degree (cum laude) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.