Home Institution

Smith College

Publication Date

Spring 2019

Program Name

Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender


The Netherlands is a country well-known for its multiculturalism and politics of tolerance. But is this the whole story? How do colonial legacies impact the current racial politics in the Netherlands, and how does this framework differ from that of the U.S.? This zine, along with reflective artist’s statement and literature review, provides background in both colonial histories and current language and context around mixed race/bicultural identities and the regulation of interracial relationships in the Netherlands. Furthermore, it explores my own relationship with my mixed identity, as a student coming from the U.S. to the Netherlands.


Creative Writing | Dutch Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies


Article Location