Ms. Heleen Blommers

Heleen Blommers recently graduated from the Research Master History at the Vrije Universiteit. For her master’s thesis, she examined the failure narrative of the War on Poverty, a large-scale anti-poverty program implemented in the United States in the 1960s. She analyzed how the construction and implementation of the poverty program in urban areas could have led to criticism and resentment. With the Clue+ Early Career Fund, she is preparing a PhD proposal. With this new project, she hopes to extend her research on the War on Poverty by for instance looking at the rural War on Poverty as well.