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Gert Oostindie Website

Gert Oostindie is director of theKITLV/Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies in Leiden and Professor of Caribbean History at the History Department of Leiden University. He obtained his education in History and Social Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and Utrecht University, previously held a chair in Caribbean Studies at Utrecht University and was a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore); the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Wassenaar); the Eric Remarque Institute for European Studies at New York University; and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris). He served on many editorial, scholarly and governmental committees both in the Netherland sand abroad and is a frequent contributor to the Dutch mass media on his areas of expertise. Professor Oostindie’s principal areas of research have been the Caribbean and Dutch (post)colonial history in a comparative perspective. He (co-)published and edited over 25 books and 200 articles with a wide range of publishers. His most recent publications include Postcolonial Netherlands. Sixty-five years of forgetting, commemorating, silencing (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) and Dutch Colonialism, Migration and Cultural Heritage(ed., KITLV Press, 2008).