Alex van Stipriaan

Professor emeritus Caribbean history and culture

Alex van Stipriaan is professor emeritus Caribbean history and culture at the Erasmus University. This area covers — amongst other things — the history and current times of the Caribbean diaspora in the Netherlands, especially in relation to debates about slavery and racism. He has published about Suriname, the Dutch Caribbean and cultural processes in what is called the ‘Black Atlantic’. Additionally, his special interest goes out to (present-day heritages of) slavery and Marron culture. Well known books (among others) written by him are Surinaams Contrast (1993), Kunst van overleven, marronculturen van Suriname (2009), Rotterdam in slavernij (2020) and Antilliaans erfgoed (2021 with Gert Oostindie e.a.). (see