Save the date! 365 days left for this exciting symposium I am convening on “Tourism and slavery heritage: geographies of cultural productions, cultural memory and commemoration” as part of my NWO Veni project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqDQQAuSDl0 This will be an international symposium exploring the ways in which tourism in its diverse cultural practices and performances transforms and … Continue reading Save the date: ‘Tourism and slavery heritage’ international symposium (1-2 June 2023)
Finally, I had the premiere of this short edumentary video that provides an overview of my Veni research project. The video was made in August 2021 but COVID-19 related restrictions meant that we've had to keep postpone the date of the Tourism@WUR event during which I wanted to premiere the video. In the end we … Continue reading Premiere of Veni research project edumentary video
During this past summer I was in Ghana for fieldwork as part of my VENI research project. It was such a rewarding and challenging time in the field. I made copious observational notes and wrote my reflections on a daily basis during this time. However, since returning to the Netherlands and given the hectic start … Continue reading Lift every voice and sing: sound, emotion and affect in the fieldwork encounter
Are you interested in diaspora issues? Is the migration-development nexus an area of interest? Do you wonder about the contribution made by diaspora groups to their home countries? How about the question of the entreprenuerial drive of diaspora groups both in their host countries and in their countries of origin? Perhaps you are interested in … Continue reading Register now and catch me on Zoom! Diaporas, youth entreprenuership and heritage tourism
Here we are again on this date of 1 April which is fast becoming a memorable and important marker for me in many ways. It has been only two years ago that we made a family relocation from the UK to the Netherlands and I officially started the position of a Lectuer in Cultural Geography … Continue reading Veni project is starting today: Slavery, Heritage and Tourism in the Ghana-Suriname-Netherlands Triangle
As part of the Studium Generale's series 'Racism', I will be delivering a live lecture on Tuesday 8 December, 20.00. In this lecture I will be exploring how the fluid everyday practices and performances of tourism at slavery-related heritage sites stimulate plural public memories and dialogue thereby challenging established narratives of the past, racial identites … Continue reading Slavery Heritage Tourism: places of remembrance and spaces of dialogue – a Studium Generale Lecture
I feel at once ecstatic, jubilant and humbled with a keen sense of my extreme privilege in being awarded the Dutch National Research Council (NWO) Veni grant - being 1 of 162 laurates awarded out of 1,127 applicants. This has been more than a year in the process of thinking and writing long before the … Continue reading I have a VENI! 3 year research project funded!