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.