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Louis Philippe Römer

Visiting Instructor in Anthropology at Vassar College



  • Annette Weiner Predoctoral Summer Research Grant

    2011 - 2011 New York University Department of Anthropology

  • Predoctoral Summer Research

    2008 - 2009 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

  • Dissertation Research in Curaçao and Bonaire

    2012 - 2013 Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

About Me


My research interests include…


  • 30 May 1969

    2013 Ieteke Witteveen, Wim Kamps, and Guido Rojer (eds.) Contemporary Curaçao a Caribbean Community Amsterdam: SWP Publishers


  • Facebook Demons, Online Carnivalesque, and Trickster Prostitutes: Caribbean Visions of Digital Dystopia

    4/2015 Theorizing the Web

  • Possessed by Talk Radio: Sovereign Bodies, Sovereign Publics in Curaçao, a Non-Sovereign Place

    11/2014 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

  • A Cog or Wrench in the Political Machine? Talk Radio in Curaçao, New Media, and Alternative Politics

    4/2014 American Ethnological Society Spring Conference, Boston, MA

  • Decolonization and Disenchantment: A view from Curaçao

    5/2014 Caribbean Studies Association

  • "Making Empire safe for consumption: the politics of the colonial ‘past’ in non-sovereign Curaçao”

    2012 Annual Meeting of the American Ethnological Society, New York, NY



  • Papiamento

  • Spanish

  • English

  • Dutch

  • French

  • Indonesian


  • Vassar College

    • 7/2016 - Present Visiting Instructor in Anthropology
  • New York University

    • 9/2009 - 5/2016 Adjunct Instructor
  • National Archives of the Netherlands Antilles

    • 11/2006 - 6/2008 Coordinator Archives Management, Assistant Archivist