For the first edition of new their event series, Sandberg Art Institute's Black Student Union presents a lecture by Gloria Wekker, in collaboration with NeverNeverLand.
Gloria Wekker is a social and cultural anthropologist whose specialisms include Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, African American Studies and Caribbean Studies. She worked as a Professor of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University and has been Professor Emeritus since 2012.
Amongst other texts, Wekker wrote The Politics of Passion; Women's sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora (Columbia University Press, 2006), for which she received the Ruth Benedict Prize from the American Anthropological Association in 2007. Her most recent book White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race in the Netherlands was published in 2016 and was met with controversy at home and abroad. Wekker has written more than 100 articles which have been translated into many languages including Spanish, Bulgarian and Mandarin.
Wekker has held advisory positions for the Dutch government in the fields of minorities, health care and emancipation policy. In 2015 and 2016 Wekker was a member of the Democratisation and Decentralisation Committee and chairman of the Diversity Committee at the UvA. In 2017 she was named one of the ten most influential Dutch scientists and received the prestigious Joke Smit Prize for her work towards the emancipation of black, migrant and refugee women.
Space is limited for this event, please RSVP to [email protected]
USB SERIES with GLORIA WEKKER
APRIL 26TH 2018
FRANS DE WOLLANTSTRAAT 84
19:00hrs doors open