Thalia Ostendorf is the recipient of the St Leonards Interdisciplinary Scholarship and is conducting her PhD research at the University of St. Andrews, in the departments of Social Anthropology and Modern Languages. Her research focuses on war literature and its influence on contemporary peace activism and remembrance practices in the UK and the US. She holds a BA and MA (research) in Comparative Literary Studies from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. During these degrees she went on exchanges with UC Davis (California, US) and Napoli L’Orientale (Italy).
Thalia is Dutch-Surinamese and a co-founder of Chaos Press (Uitgeverij Chaos), the only intersectional feminist publishing house in the Netherlands, where she edits and translates (English to Dutch). She also writes and publishes short stories.