Sylvia de Groot scholarship for Julian Isenia
Theatre Studies Alumnus Wigbertson Julian Isenia has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of the Sylvia w. de Groot fund under the aegis of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden.
Fieldwork and archival research on Curaçao
The pre-doctoral scholarship allows Isenia to conduct fieldwork and archival research on the island of Curaçao. Isenia’s doctoral research examines a wide range of cultural and artistic practices from this region, in order to provide the ground for a nuanced qualitative and interpretive analysis of non-normative sexualities in the Dutch Caribbean in the 21st century.
Isenia will present his initial research during a symposium in Leiden on 28 October 2016.