See below a message from our retiring NOG member professor Gloria Wekker. We are gratefull for the 18 years of productive, inspiring and harmonious cooperation and are delighted to announce her decision to stay affiliated as a professor of the NOG.

Best wishes,
NOG Board


Dear colleague, contact, friend,


In the past 18 years I have worked with much pleasure in the Gender Studies Department, Faculty of the Humanities, at Utrecht University, as the coordinator of the one-year MA  programme ‘Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture and Politics’ and as the Aletta professor in  Gender and Ethnicity. Together with my colleagues there, I have helped to build an internationally renowned training trajectory in Gender Studies and Postcolonial Studies at BA, MA (one and two-year) and PhD levels. During the past year, which I spent on sabbatical at NIAS (The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies), I have come to realize that at this moment in my life I would like to spend more time on research and publishing. This has made me decide to retire early on September 1, 2012. I will continue to supervise PhD-students, in the framework of the Netherlands Research School Gender Studies (NOG). Somewhere in the coming year, after I have completed my current book Innocence Unltd., there will an official farewell, organized by the UU Graduate Gender Programme and NOG, about which I will inform you, in due time. I thank you for all the good, productive and warm contacts that we have had in the past years and I expect to meet you in future.


Prof. Dr. Gloria Wekker