Tess Czerski

Tess Czerski (she/her) is a researcher at Atria. She is currently researching the life histories of people who had to deal with inland renunciation and adoption of children in the Netherlands between 1956 and 1984.

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Tess obtained her master’s degree in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London. After her studies, she worked as policy advisor and project officer in the public and non-profit sector to contribute to equal opportunities for young people in the Netherlands. She returned to university to combine her practical experience with social inequality and theoretical knowledge in gender studies for the Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Here she taught courses on feminist theory and feminist and decolonial pedagogy, among other things. Her expertise lies in inclusive conversation and collaboration, stereotyping and intersectional and transformative education.

Scientific publications

Czerski, T., Finke, J., Atme, C. & Lopes Cardozo, M. (2023). “Teaching for Equality and the Politics of Feminist and Decolonial Education: From Polarized debate to Collaborations for Change”. In: Abegglen, S., Burns, T. & Sinfield, S. (eds.) Collaboration in Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury

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