Dutch Studies

University of California, Berkeley


The Graduate Group in Dutch Studies administers the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Dutch Studies. This provides curricular and research resources for students who want to concentrate on Dutch Studies within their respective disciplines and have their work formally recognized in their degree designation. Sponsoring departments include German, History, History of Art, Southeast Asian Studies, African American Studies, Comparative Literature, French, and Sociology. However, the DE is open to interested students regardless of whether their home department is officially affiliated with the DE.

Undergraduate Program

The Graduate Group in Dutch Studies does not offer an undergraduate program. The undergraduate major and minor programs in Dutch Studies are sponsored by the Department of German.

Graduate Program

Dutch Studies: Designated Emphasis (DE)

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Dutch Studies

Faculty and Instructors


Jeroen Dewulf, Professor. Dutch studies, transatlantic slavery, German literature, European Studies, post-colonial studies, hybridity.
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Thomas F. Shannon, Professor. Linguistics, control, German, Dutch, syntax, phonology, naturalness, syllable structure, complementation, ergative phenomena, passivization, perfect auxiliary selection, word order, processing factors syntactic phenomena, cognitive, functional grammar, corpus.
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Affiliated Faculty

Irene Bloemraad, Associate Professor of Sociology. Immigration, social movements, political sociology, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, Canada, non-profit organizations, research methods.
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Robert Braun, Assistant Professor in Sociology. Altruism and social solidarity, comparative historical sociology, peace, war, and social conflict, political sociology, sociology of religion, social movements and collective behavior .
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Jan de Vries, Professor in History. Economics, demography, history.
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Stephen Small, Associate Professor in African American Studies. Public history, collective memory, African diaspora in Europe.
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Sylvia Tiwon, Associate Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies. Indonesia, South and Southeast Asian studies, literature and gender, cultural studies of Southeast Asia, discourse oral, print, electronic, socio-cultural formations at the national and sub-nation level, non-governmental organizations.
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Darren C. Zook, Lecturer in Global Studies/Political Science. International and Area Studies, Political Science.


Esmee Van Der Hoeven, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Johan P. Snapper, Professor Emeritus. Dutch studies.
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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Dutch Studies

5319 Dwinelle Hall

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Program Chair

Jeroen Dewulf, PhD

5329 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-664-9904


Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Andrea Rapport

5307 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-642-3786


Head Graduate Advisor

Chenxi Tang

5331 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-642-7445


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