Astrid Van Weyenberg

Astrid Van Weyenberg is Assistant Professor in Cultural Analysis at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). She is the author of The Politics of Adaptation: Contemporary African Drama and Greek Tragedy (Brill, 2013) and co-editor of Peripheral Visions in the Globalizing Present (Brill, 2016). She is also the co-editor of the Special Issues Narrating 'Europe': A Contested Imagined Community (Politique européenne, 2020) and European Heritage and Citizenship (Journal of European Studies, forthcoming 2022). Van Weyenberg has initiated various teaching innovation projects, among them a BA science communication trajectory and the Activating Podcast Method that she is developing, with the assistance of Nathalie Muffels, within the context of a first-year Literary Studies course.