Interview with Gloria Wekker

Gloria Wekker is a social and cultural anthropologist specializing in Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, African American Studies and Caribbean Studies. She Professor Emeritus of Gender Studies at Utrecht University, where she has also held the Aletta (IIAV)-Chair on Gender and Ethnicity. Gloria’s research interests include the following themes: constructions of sexual subjectivity in the Black Diaspora; the history of the black, migrant- and refugee Women’s Movement in the Netherlands; gendered and ethnicized knowledge systems in the Dutch academy and society; and Higher Education in the Netherlands. Gloria is author of several publications, including acclaimed books The Politics of Passion: Women’s Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora (2007), and White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (2016). She also writes poetry and prose and is on the editorial board of several international journals in the fields of Queer and Feminist Studies and the Social Sciences.