Merly Trappenberg

Merly Trappenberg

The new futuristic governor Lucille George-Wout
Curriculum Vitae:

Amado Romer School of Spiritual Education and Human Development.

Critical class theory, Social Emancipation and Labor law, University of Curacao, 1987

Dissertation (380 pages):
Mas Brisa Mas Godem: The Uprisals of Afro-Curacaoans After the Social-Labor Revolt of 1969.

Thesis (128 pages)
Sanctuary of Afro-Caribbean Sainthood: Healing Communities Through Ancestral Spirituality in an Age of Creole Capitalism

B.A., Black feminism, African Diasporas Studies and Afro-Curacaoan Studies, University of Curacao, 1991

Thesis (58 pages):
Free thinkers, consciousness of race, class and gender, radical perspectives of the black working class, 1992

Oral History Community Projects:
‘Traha Mane un Katibu’, investigating the systemic labour union oppression in Otrobanda and Punda in the early seventies. 2001

Ku Poder di Dios, te Majan ku Dios ke: Collecting the hidden voices of catholic roman priests and child abuse and the impact it had on God-fearing families. 2002

Social Change Art for the Underclass:
Artistic expressions of turning the tides of elitist exploitation for the underprivileged citizens. 2004

– Founder of Affordable Housing Cooperatives

– Initiator of Black Political Science School Scholarships

– Founder of Decolonial Social Entrepreneurship Institute

– CSO of Women Community Banks

Dutch Money Masters in the Caribbean: Tourism and the Cultural Violence of Colonial Values. University of Curacao Press, 2004

70 Laws of Corporate Socialism: New Economies of Justice, Removing a Grey-Haired Generation in positions of Financial Power. University of Curacao Press, 2006

Bo Ta Pretu, Pero Bunita: Balornan di Bunitesa Rasial i Imagennan di e Muhe di Kolo na Korsou, Aruba i Boneiru. (representations of black women’s beauty and sexuality in popular culture) University of Curacao Press , 2008

Governmental Whiteness, The Dutch Decolonialism Dilemma: Breaking Free from Legacies of Slavery and Coloniality Embedded within Political Agendas. University of Duke Press, 2010

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