Drs. Anouk Zuurmond has a background in Dutch literature and Philosophy. She is a teacher educator at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU). In 2014, she started her PhD research project titled Transnational Literary Projects and the European Identity. Based on case-studies, she researches how literature can be a valuable contribution to reflections on European identity. She published on a European dimension in teaching literature and developed teaching materials for an internationalization project on short stories. She is involved in an international minor, in which she developed the course Teacher in Europe. Furthermore, she brings philosophical expertise to the research group Normative Professionalization. She has published on Hannah Arendt’s philosophy in light of recent educational discussions and teaches on critical thinking and philosophy of education.