Klaas Stutje

21 March 2019 - 12:57

Post Doc Researcher

Klaas Stutje takes part in the larger research program called ‘Four Centuries of Labor Camps: War, Rehabilitation, Ethnicity’, which is financed by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research and carried out by IISH and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

His particular focus is on the history of forced labour, often conducted by convicts, in the Dutch Indies in the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. The central question is to what extent labor convicts were used in the colonial economy and the constitution of the colonial state after the formal abolition of slavery.

Previous projects include his PhD-project to the international dimension of Indonesian nationalism in the nineteen twenties, studied through the international engagements of students within the Perhimpoenan Indonesia in Europe. He has also written about Indonesian Islamic networks in Europe, and about peranakan Chinese identity formation in the European political sphere.

IISH Staff | Klaas Stutje | photo by Martin van Welzen