Jeroen Dewulf directs UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, where in 2014 he founded the Benelux Program, focusing on politics and culture in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. He is also an associate professor in the German department and head of Berkeley’s Dutch Studies Program. Dewulf publishes in five different languages (English, Dutch, German, Portuguese and French) on European history, culture and politics. His main area of research is colonial history and literature. In 2010, he was distinguished by the Hellman Family Faculty Fund as one of the “Best of Berkeley Researchers” and in 2012 he won the Robert O. Collins Award in African Studies as well as the American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award. In 2014, he was distinguished with the Hendricks Award of the New Netherland Institute for his research on the early Dutch history of New York and the first slave community on Manhattan.