Carolien Stolte

Carolien Stolte is assistant professor in history at Leiden University. She has received the Academy KNAW Early Career Award 2019.

In the field of world history at the time of the Cold War (1945-1960), Stolte has managed to shift the emphasis to the role of informal Afro-Asian networks. She succeeds in making the importance of these networks clear to a broad scientific and wider general public. Stolte has not only published a great deal on this subject, but has also set up a digital database of Afro-Asian networks and created a teaching module on decolonisation and the Cold War for schoolchildren. She is also a much sought-after speaker on the subject in national and international media.