Supervisory Board member and Co-chair

Nancy Jouwe is a lecturer, researcher, writer and public speaker, with an interest in intersectionality, colonial history, arts, heritage and intercultural dialogue. She currently pursues a PhD and teaches at University of the Arts Utrecht, and the Council on International Educational Exchange. She’s involved in several public history projects, including Mapping Slavery (2013-2021), a transnational research project that maps the Dutch colonial history of slavery. Nancy is also Chair of the Supervisory Board of BAK (Basis voor Actuele Kunst), affiliate researcher at Gender Studies (Humanities Department, Utrecht University) and co-author and editor of several publications on Dutch colonial history, including the history of slavery, the Dutch Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement and decolonial art praxis.

As an activist she’s been involved in the ‘80s and ‘90s with local squatters and transnational queer, indigenous, and feminist movements, incl. in SE Asia and the South Pacific. She comes from a family of political refugees that had to flee Indonesia in the beginning of the ‘60s, as her father was a political leader in the Papuan independence movement. 

Nancy is Dutch and lives in the Netherlands.