Visiting Scholar (Fulbright)
Iris Plessius (1984) is a PhD candidate at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She has completed a double master in American Studies and History (which she both received with the highest honors) conjointly with an employment as researcher at the University of Tilburg and an internship at the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. It was while working at this museum that she became increasingly interested in the Native Americans and the Dutch- Native American relationship. In addition to her PhD, Iris continues to be active within the museum industry working as a host at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. She recently also became a PhD representative to the Board of the Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA). Currently, Iris is working as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University.