Nancy Jouwe is a cultural historian and works as a freelance researcher, public speaker, publicist and sometimes cultural producer/curator. She is interested in intersectionality, postcolonial and decolonial theorizing, art and heritage.
Jouwe teaches at the Master of Fine Arts, Utrecht School of the Arts and at Amsterdam University College. As a researcher, she is currently working on an investigation of the history of slavery in Utrecht, commissioned by the municipality of Utrecht.
She has published articles and books on postcolonial cultural and social movements and Dutch slavery history, including Caleidoscopische Visies. De zwarte, migranten, vluchtelingen vrouwenbeweging in Nederland. (2001), Paradijsvogels in de Polder. 50 jaar Papoea’s in Nederland (2012), Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland, Netherlands Slavery Heritage Guide (LM Publishers, 2019) and Amsterdam en de slavernij in Oost en West. Het Amsterdam Onderzoek (Uniekboek/Spectrum, 2020). She is president of BAK, Basis voor Actuele Kunst and was co-founder of art platform Framer Framed.