Joseph D. Jordan

Joseph D. Jordan is an independent scholar who works at the intersection of Postcolonial Studies and Black Studies. His research interests include entanglements of memory, narratives of slavery, philosophies of history and Black speculative fiction. He is committed to teacher training as well as anti-discriminatory practices in education.

Panel: Dutch Racism

Chair: Philomena Essed, professor, Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, Antioch University

Panelists: Isabel Hoving (Leiden University), Joseph Jordan, Prof. Gloria Wekker (UU), Prof. Halleh Ghorashi (Free university Amsterdam)

This panel introduces the book Dutch Racism (Eds. Philomena Essed & Isabel Hoving). It is the first of its kind to present a comprehensive picture of the nature of Dutch racism. An interdisciplinary group of contributors unfolds the legacy of racism in the Netherlands and the (former) colonies, how it operates in and beyond the national borders, is shaped by European and global influences, and intersects with other systems of domination. Topics include colonial histories revisited, Afrikaner settler racism, everyday antisemitism and islamophobia, racism and interaction at work, contemporary novels, government policy, the integration exam, the psychology of racism in public debates, and 21th century resistance. The panel focuses on the questions: what is specific to Dutch racism, what contributes to its complexity, and why is racism so intensely contested in the Netherlands.