Wigbertson Julian Isenia is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) supervised by mw. prof. dr. R.K. (Rivke) Jaffe and mw. dr. S. (Sruti) Bala. The PhD project 'Sexual Citizenship in the Dutch Caribbean' (2017-2021) in collaboration with the University of Curaçao, forms part of the NWO-funded project 'Cultural Practices of Citizenship under Conditions of Fragmented Sovereignty: Gendered and Sexual Citizenship in Curaçao and Bonaire'. His work centers on the concepts of gendered and sexual citizenship beyond their legal conceptualization in Curaçao and Bonaire through an analysis of cultural articulations and practices such as archival collections, literature, theatre, and cultural performance. He investigates how these cultural practices and articulations grapple with recent developments pertaining to sexual and gender minority rights, tourism, the colonial relationships with the Netherlands, and their historical legacy. Publications include ‘Looking for kambrada: sexuality and social anxieties in the Dutch colonial archive, 1882-1923,’ Tijdschrift voor genderstudies 22 (2): 125–143. This article received an honourable mention for the Gregory Sprague Prize for an outstanding article on LGBT+ and/or queer history selected by the Committee on LGBT history (2020). His first book, The Question of Dutch Politics as a Matter of Theatre: Theatre and Performance after the 2008 Financial Crisis (Tectum Verlag) was published in 2017. His other publications focus on LGBT movements in the Netherlands and the former Netherlands Antilles, queer archives, cultural practices and post-colonial intellectuals in the Netherlands.