Netherlands American Studies Association

Upcoming PhD Defense: Debby Esmeé de Vlugt

On 8 May 2024, NASA board member Debby Esmeé de Vlugt will defend her PhD dissertation ‘A New Feeling of Unity: Decolonial Black Power in the Dutch Atlantic (1968-1973)’ at Leiden University. This project, which explores the history of transnational Black Power activism in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean, was funded by the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies and supervised by Damian Pargas, Giles Scott-Smith, and Peter Meel.

Those interested in attending the defense can reach out to Debby Esmeé at for more information.