The Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA), in cooperation with the RIAS, held online the annual Amerikanistendag on Friday, 28 May 2021. The event included the ceremony of Theodore Roosevelt American History Award 2021 (TRAHA), the yearly prize for the best MA thesis in American History and American studies in the Netherlands.

Eight students and recent graduates from several Dutch universities and one British university presented their research. The sessions were chaired by RIAS staff members and NASA board members.

After the opening of the 26th Amerikanistendag, the TRAHA jury 2021, consisting of Professor Giles Scott-Smith, chair (RIAS), Dr. Markha Valenta (NASA board member/Utrecht University), Arendo Joustra (Editor-in-Chief EW Magazine), and Emma van Toorn (TRAHA prize winner of 2020),  announced the winner of this year: Melanie van der Elsen (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen). Congrats Melanie!

The program is available here.