Edwin Smit

Rijssen, Netherlands

HIA Program:

Netherlands Netherlands 2014


Born in the Netherlands, Edwin Smit is a student at the University of Groningen majoring in American Studies with a special interest in Race and Gender in combination with a Film Studies minor. In 2013, Edwin completed a semester abroad at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC that sparked his interest in the theoretical constructs of Race and Gender and their function as a vehicle of social change. To start initiating social change within his own sphere, Edwin started a discussion group on “Gender: the Cultural Construction of Sexuality” in his Christian Student Union. Furthermore, Edwin is very interested in migration issues, mechanics of stereotypes, and social inclusion and exclusion. Edwin plans to pursue a Masters in Communication and ultimately a career addressing equality issues in the non-profit sector

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