Gloria Wekker is Professor Emeritus of Gender Studies at Utrecht University (NL) and the author of several books, including The Politics of Passion: Women’s Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora. Wekker is a social and cultural anthropologist (UvA 1981).
Her specializations are in the field of Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Caribbean Studies. Since 2001 she occupied the Aletta (IIAV)-chair Gender and Ethnicity at the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University (NL).
She has been the coordinator of the one-year Master
“Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture and Politics” at Utrecht University. Wekker published on a wide range of areas including the sexual subjectivity of women in the black Diaspora, knowledge systems in Dutch academia and Dutch multicultural society, diversity in the curriculum on literature and the history of black, migrant and refugee – women movement in the Netherlands. She also writes short stories and poetry.
DJ Lynnée Denise
DJ Lynnée Denise is an artist and scholar who incorporates self-directed project based research into interactive workshops, music events and public lectures that provide the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with under-explored topics related to the cultural history of marginalized communities.
She creates multi- dimensional and multi-sensory experiences that require audiences to apply critical thinking to how the arts can hold viable solutions to social inequality. Her work is inspired by underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape, and electronic music of the African Diaspora. With support from the Jerome Foundation, The Astrae Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Idea Capital, The BiljmAIR artist residency (Netherlands) and The Rauschenberg Artists as Activists Grant, she has been able to resource her performative research on a local, national and global level. She’s the product of the Historically Black Fisk University with a MA from the historically radical San Francisco State University Ethnic Studies Department. DJ Lynnée Denise is a Visiting Artist at California State University’s Pan African Studies Department and its Chicano Studies Department.
Ajamu is no longer able to attend.
*Please note this schedule may be subject to change.