Ben Kaplan is Professor at University College London, where he holds the Chair in Dutch History. He received his BA from Yale University (1981) and his PhD from Harvard (1989). Prior to UCL, he taught at Brandeis University and the University of Iowa, and from 2001 to 2011 he held a joint appointment at the University of Amsterdam. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. His most recent book is Cunegonde’s Kidnapping: A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment, published in 2014 by Yale University Press.