NICA is Moving! 

NICA is Moving! 

As of January 1st 2021, the managerial seat of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis, presently based at the University of Amsterdam, will move to Leiden University. The new email address is:

Let us briefly introduce the new executive team:

Director: Pepita Hesselberth is DFF Laureate and assistant professor Film and Digital Media at the Centre for the Arts in Society at Leiden University. She is the author of Cinematic Chonotopes (Bloomsbury 2014), and co-editor of, amongst others, Compact Cinematics (Bloomsbury 2016), Legibility in the Age of Signs and Machines (Brill 2018), and Politics of Withdrawal (Rowman and Littlefield 2020). She is currently finalizing her project on Disconnectivity in the Digital Age, for which she received a fellowship from the Danish Council for Independent Research, and was appointed as a research fellow at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen (2016-2018).

Manager: Tessa de Zeeuw is assistant professor Film and Literary Studies at the Centre for the Arts in Society at Leiden University. She just finalized her PhD on the the law’s fundamental theatricality, the idea that justice must be seen to be done. Tessa is looking forward to start her position after her maternity leave ends in April 2021.

Office Manager: Kim Sommer is finalizing her studies Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University and will start her Research Master in September. She has been active as a board member at a local association of the intercultural European Student’s Forum AEGEE, which has prepared her for the administrative and managerial tasks within organizations on a bigger scale.

We would like to take this opportunity, also, to thank our wonderfull colleagues in Amsterdam for their initiative, ambition and hard work over the last ten years. We look forward to continuing their efforts. During our term, NICA will of course continue to organize and facilitate graduate courses, seminars, lectures, masterclasses and conferences, and, above all, to serve as a community and network for its affiliated scholars. Moreover, we will also gladly work on extending the PhD-Council, which is one of our aims for the years to come.

See you soon and do not hesitate to reach out!

Pepita, Tessa & Kim