27.2 | Katrine Smiet

“Transatlantic Cross-Pollination”: 30 Years of Dutch Feminist Theorizing on Race and Racism

The article provides an overview of theorizing on race and racism within Dutch feminist scholarship since the 1980s. In analyzing the scholarship, close attention is paid to the role scholarship from the United States has played in the development of intersectional theorizing in the Netherlands. In line with professor Gloria Wekker’s characterization, I show how the transatlantic exchange of ideas in women’s and gender studies has been a fertile “cross-pollination.” Dutch scholars have been inspired by the work of US scholars of color, but have also adapted and translated those concepts to address the specificities of Dutch racism.