Anja van Leusden graduated in Dutch language and literature at the University of Utrecht, specialising in medieval Dutch literature. She also took a two year post academic course in book history and library science at the University of Amsterdam. In 1992, after working as a researcher at the University of Utrecht, she became a publisher at Uitgeverij Verloren. Over the years she published more than 1000 academic books on the history and literature of the Netherlands.
Since September 2020 she puts her knowledge and experience to use as a publisher at Amsterdam University Press. Anja is an ardent advocate of researchers writing not only in English but also in their own language. She is therefore happy to discuss ideas for new series and academic books on Dutch history and literature written in Dutch.