A. (Albertine) Bloemendal, MA

Position:
  • PhD student
Expertise:
  • American Studies
  • Transatlantic Relations


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2159
E-Mail: n.a.bloemendal@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Algemene Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.72a


Fields of interest

Transatlantic relations, American history, foreign policy, politics and religion, informal diplomacy and elite-networks, new diplomatic history.

Research

Between Dinner Table and Formal Diplomacy: Ernst van der Beugel as a Trans-Atlantic Mediator.

Albertine is currently working on a dissertation about the Dutch Atlanticist, diplomat, economist, politician and professor Ernst van der Beugel (1918-2004). By closely studying Ernst van der Beugel as a trans-Atlantic mediator she hopes to gain a better understanding of the role of private actors, informal diplomacy and elite networks in the Cold War Atlantic Community.

Curriculum vitae

Albertine Bloemendal received both her BA (2006) and MA (2008) in American Studies cum laude from the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She also studied a semester as an exchange student at Boston College and did an internship at the Political Department of the Netherlands Embassy in Washington D.C. In 2009 she won the Theodore Roosevelt American History Award for her MA thesis “Abraham Kuyper’s Road to the White House: How Kuyperian Thought Came to Influence American Welfare Reform”.

Albertine is a board member of the Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA)

Next to her academic activities Albertine also works as a freelance journalist.

Published Work

  • Bloemendal, A. (2014), “Between Dinner Table and Formal Diplomacy: Ernst van der Beugel as an Unofficial Diplomat for an Atlantic Community”, New Global Studies, 8 (1): 103–119.
    (‘refereed’ article in een tijdschrift)
  • Bloemendal, A. (2013) ‘Onder Barack Obama zal het bij dromen blijven’. Trouw
    (Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine)
  • Bloemendal, A. (2013) ‘Obama, wees diplomaat in de kwestie-Poetin’. Trouw
    (Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine)
  • Bloemendal, A. (2013) ‘Tweestrijd Republikeinen kan Obama maken of breken’. Trouw
    (Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine)
  • Bloemendal, A. (2012) ‘Democraten en Republikeinen leven in gescheiden werelden’. Trouw
    (Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine)

Last Modified: 10-12-2015