Gloria Wekker

Gloria Wekker is an Afro-Surinamese Dutch cultural anthropologist with specializations in Gender Studies, Sexuality, African-American and Caribbean Studies. She is emerita professor in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. Among her noteworthy publications are The Politics of Passion; Women´s sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora (2006), for which she received the Ruth Benedict Prize of American Anthropological Association and White Innocence; Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (2016). In 2017, she was distinguished as one of the ten most influential academics in The Netherlands. Between 2019-2021, she holds the King Willem Alexander Chair for Low Land Studies at the University of Liège, Belgium.

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