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Dr. F.E. (Francio) Guadeloupe

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Exploring Diversity
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Francio Guadeloupe has been a tenured staff member of the Department of Anthropology since 2013, combining public anthropology with a love for teaching and doing ethnographic research. He is also a senior research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW). Dr. Guadeloupe has also served for four years as the President of the University of St. Martin (USM), until hurricane Irma led to the temporary closure of the institution on the bi-national island of Sint Maarten and Saint Martin. Under his leadership the USM obtained international accreditations for its associate degree programs in Hospitality and Business. In addition through a cooperation with the University of the US Virgin Islands, the USM was able to offer internationally accredited joint Bachelor and Master degrees in the Educational Sciences and Business Administration.

    Guadeloupe's principle areas of research have been on the manner in which popular understandings of national belonging, ethnic diversity, cultural heritage, religious identity, and mass media constructions of truth, continue to be impacted by colonial racisms and global capital. He has pursued these interests in his research and publications on social processes on the bi-national island of Saint Martin & Sint Maarten (St. Martin), Curaçao, Aruba, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Brazil, and the Netherlands. He is the author of the monograph, Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean (University of California Press, 2009).

    Forthcoming publications of Dr. Guadeloupe are Rotterdam: een postkoloniale stad in beweging. Amsterdam: Boom Publishers (October 2021), and, So, how does it feel to be a Blackman in the Netherlands: an Anthropological Account. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi (2021).

    Dr. Guadeloupe is currently embarking on a study of climate challenges in the (Dutch)Caribbean from a popular culture and cultural heritage perspective. He is the co-editor of the Sage Journal Ethnography.

  • Publications


    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2022). Black Man in the Netherlands: An Afro-Antillean Anthropology. University Press of Mississippi.


    • Guadeloupe, F., van de Laar, P., & van der Linden, L. (2020). Indische familiefoto’s, Zomercarnaval en Kapsalon: casestudies in postkoloniaal Rotterdam. In G. Oostindie (Ed.), Het koloniale verleden van Rotterdam (pp. 443-480). Boom. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F., van de Laar, P., & van der Linden, L. (Eds.) (2020). Rotterdam, een postkoloniale stad in beweging. Boom. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F., & Halfman, J. (2019). All-Inclusive Resorts in Sint Maarten and Our Common Decolonial State: On Butterflies That Are Caterpillars Still in Chrysalis. In J. Guilbault , & T. Rommen (Eds.), Sounds of Vacation: Political Economies of Caribbean Tourism (pp. 134-160). Durham: Duke University Press. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2018). Acknowledging the Non-Ordinary Dimensions of Decoloniality: The Case of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In M. F. Weiner, & A. Carmona Báez (Eds.), Smash the Pillars: Decoloniality and the Imaginary of Color in the Dutch Kingdom (pp. 125-136). (Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences). Lanham: Lexington Books. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2018). Paying Attention to ‘Spanish Radio Stations’ in the Netherlands: An Essay on the Potential of Urban Popular Culture as Anti-racism. Etnofoor, 30(2), 83-94. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F., & Romero, I. (2018). Thou Shalt not Kill! Or Notes on Caribbean Music as Literary Text on Being Human. Il Tolomeo A postcolonial studies Journal, 1(20), 209-224. [details]


    • Allen, R. M., & Guadeloupe, F. (2016). Yu di Kòrsou, A Matter of Negotiation: An Anthropological Exploration of the Identity Work of Afro-Curaçaons. In J. W. Duyvendak, P. Geschiere, & E. Tonkens (Eds.), The Culturalization of Citizenship: Belonging and Polarization in a Globalizing World (pp. 137-160). Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Geschiere, P., & Guadeloupe, F. (2016). Conclusion: Post-script on Sex, Race and Culture. In J. W. Duyvendak, P. Geschiere, & E. Tonkens (Eds.), The Culturalization of Citizenship : Belonging and Polarization in a Globalizing World (pp. 203-218). London: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F., & Wolthuis, E. (2016). Appreciating Callaloo Soup: St. Martin as an appreciation of the compositeness of Life beyond the guiding fictions of racism, sexism, and class discrimination. Revista Brasileira do Caribe, 17(32), 227-253. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2015). Superdiversity as the recognition of the ordinary mischievous sacred. In M. A. George, & S. S. Scatolini (Eds.), Language, culture and education: a collection of papers in applied linguistics, cultural anthropology, and educational studies (pp. 21-28). Oman: Euro-Khaleeji research and publishing house. [details]
    • van der Pijl, Y., & Guadeloupe, F. (2015). Imagining the nation in the classroom: belonging and nationness in the Dutch Caribbean. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 98, 87-98. [details]



    • Guadeloupe, F. (2013). Curaçaons on the question of home: the lure of autochthony and its alternatives. In L. Lewis (Ed.), Caribbean sovereignty, development and democracy in an age of globalization (pp. 189-207). (Routledge advances in international relations and global politics; No. 100). New York [etc.]: Routledge. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2013). The Netherlands, a Carribean island: an autoethnographic account. Agathos, 4(2), 83-98. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2012). It is not where you are from, but where you are at: Rastafari as a politics of human dignity. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, & E. Echteld (Eds.), Proceedings of the ECICC-conference Guyana 2001. - Vol. 1: Multiplex cultures and citizenships: multiple perspectives on language, literature, education and society in the ABC-Islands and beyond (pp. 45-54). Willemstad: Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma (FPI) / University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA). [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2010). Adieu aan de nikkers, koelies en makambas: een pleidooi voor de deconstructie van raciaal denken binnen de Nederlandse Caraïbistiek. Nijmegen: CIDIN, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2010). Koninkrijksrelaties: Yes we can! Justitiële Verkenningen, 36(6), 57-63. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2010). The national thing is a scenario not made for we third world massive: a case of working-class youth on Saint Maarten & Sint Maarten emancipating their minds from exclusive nationalism. Transforming Anthropology, 18(2), 157-168. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2010). The religion of the urban cool. Sociétés et jeunesses en difficulté, (hors série). [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2009). Chanting down the new Jerusalem: calypso, Christianity, and capitalism in the Caribbean. (The anthropology of Christianity; No. 4). University of California Press. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2009). Their modernity matters too: the invisible links between Black Atlantic identity formations in the Caribbean and consumer capitalism. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 4(3), 271-292. [details]
    • Guadeloupe, F., & de Rooij, V. (2009). Antropologie na een trekje van een Habanero: reflecties op de verhouding tussen de canon en onze creoliserende wereld. In T. Sunier (Ed.), Antropologie in een zee van verhalen (pp. 59-88). (Antropologie Academie; No. 8). Amsterdam: Aksant. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2008). Clarke's two vitamin Cs for successful living: calypso and Christianity in urban SXM. In R. Jaffe (Ed.), The Caribbean City (pp. 275-302). Kingston: Ian Randle. [details]
    • de Rooij, V. A., & Guadeloupe, F. E. (2008). O sexo e a desconstrução do natural: uma perspectiva a partir de uma ilha no Caribe. Afro-Ásia, 37, 97-118. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2005). Introducing an anti-national pragmatist on Saint Martin and Sint Maarten. In D. Kruijt, & L. de Jong (Eds.), Extended Statehood In The Caribbean: Paradoxes Of Quasi Colonialism, Local Autonomy And Extended Statehood In The USA, French, Dutch & British Caribbean (pp. 157-176). Rozenberg Publishers.
    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2005). The Politics of Autochthony and Economic Globalization: seamy sides of the same coin. In L. de Jong, & D. Boersema (Eds.), The Kingdom Of The Netherlands In The Caribbean: 1954-2004. What Next? (pp. 45-60). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers.





    • Guadeloupe, F. (2009). "I is Just Myself": Writing the Individual in the Anthropology of the Caribbean. Etnofoor, 21(1), 79-95. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F., & de Rooij, V. (2007). Zo zijn onze manieren...: visies op multiculturaliteit in Nederland. Amsterdam: Rozenberg.


    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2006). Love When Love Could Not Be. An Example of Romantic Love from the Caribbean. Etnofoor, 19(1), 63-70. [6].


    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (1999). A vida e uma dança tem que ter muito jogo de cintura: the Candomblé through the lives of two cariocas. (Occasional Paper). Nijmegen: Third World Centre/Development Studies, University of Nijmegen.



    • Guadeloupe, F. (2014). Notes on the making of a Nation within a Kingdom: conceptual clarity on nationalism, ethnicity, and culture as it relates to Sint Maarten. Philipsburg: Government Information Service of Sint Maarten. [details]



    • Guadeloupe, F., & Goilo, J. C. (2012). Alledaagse taal als inspiratiebron. In M. Benzakour, & S. Moerbeek (Eds.), Ik ben opgevoed als ezel en vier andere essays over opvoeden vanuit migrantenperspectief (pp. 47-58). Amsterdam: Stichting BMP. [details]


    • Guadeloupe, F. (2010). Culture blind social justice: leftist politics in practice. Waterstof : Krant van Waterland, 54. [details]

    Prize / grant

    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2015). EU funded (Programme Interreg Caraïbes) “How Healthy is Sint Maarten and Saint Martin research” (€ 276,205.00).
    • Guadeloupe, F. (2014). Imagining the Nation in the Classroom: A Study of the Politics of Belonging and Nationness on Sint Maarten and Sint Eustatius (NWO-WOTRO) (€ 746,665.00).
    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2014). Cambridge Certificate of English retraining of the teaching corpse on the BES island of Saint Eustatius (€ 415,651.00).

    Membership / relevant position

    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2019-2020). Advisory Comittee of the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts.
    • Guadeloupe, F. E. (2016-2017). Social Economic Council (Sociaal Economische Raad, SER).
    • Sezneva, O. & Guadeloupe, F. E. (2011). Organizer, NWO-ICSSR conference 'Religion and Ethnicity in the Age of Globalization.

    Media appearance

    Journal editor


    • Guadeloupe, F. (participant) (12-12-2012). International Conference: Culturalization of Citizenship. On Racism, Populism and Authenticity, Amsterdam. Whatever Happened to Racism in the Netherlands? (Session 5) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Halfman, J. (2019). "Where Randy?": Education, nationalism, and playful imaginations of belonging on Sint Maarten. [details]
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