Debby Esmeé de Vlugt

Biography

Debby Esmeé de Vlugt is a PhD student in American History at Leiden University and the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies in Middelburg. In most of her work, Debby Esmeé focuses on the transnational history of the Black Power movement. She is currently working on the influence of Black Power ideology on political resistance in the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname, but has written dissertations about African American food history during her B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences (University College Roosevelt, 2016) and M.St. in US History (University of Oxford, 2017). Debby Esmeé has also contributed to a number of historical exhibitions and has given several lectures on food history and the history of social movements.

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