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Dr. Thalia Ostendorf (Amsterdam 1990) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam.

She holds a BA and MA in Comparative Literary Studies from Utrecht University, and attained her doctorate from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She was part of the second cohort of Oxford Europaeum Scholars, and a Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) Doctoral Intern at the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). She also writes articles and short stories, and is one of the co-founders of Chaos Publishers, now an imprint of Das Mag Publishers.

I will be working on my project Plantation Kinships, looking the nature of kin relations between people of the African diaspora in Suriname and the Netherlands whose ancestors were all enslaved at the same plantation. I do so through the analysis of a corpus of Dutch-language Surinamese literature, specifically by Edgar Cairo (1984-2000), and fieldwork in Suriname.