David Duindam is a humanities scholar whose research interests include spatial memory, sites of painful heritage, literary theory and cultural analysis. He defended his dissertation Signs of the Shoah. The Hollandsche Schouwburg as a Site of Memory in 2016 and currently is lecturer at the Department of Literary and Cultural Analysis of the University of Amsterdam.
His future research will focus on Colonial Ruin and Digital Memories of the Shoah. In 2015 he organized an international workshop with Paul Bijl, addressing the formation, representation and absence of (post)colonial heritage, both in former colonized areas and in Europe. Furthermore, he is part of a new European network ‘Digital Memories of the Shoah funded by NWO and headed by Yra van Dijk.