Gloria Wekker

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Gloria Wekker is an Afro-Surinamese Dutch anthropologist and writer. She is Professor Emerita in Gender Studies, Faculty of the Humanities, at the University of Utrecht. One part of her research focus has been the study of gender and sexuality in the Afro-Caribbean region and diaspora, while another important theme has been the ways that race still structures life in the Netherlands after 400 years of colonial rule. Among her publications is The Politics of Passion; Women’s Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora (Columbia University Press, 2006), for which she won the American Anthropological Association’s Ruth Benedict Prize (December 2007). More recently, she wrote White Innocence; Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (Duke University Press, 2016), to much critical acclaim.

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