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Karwan Fatah-Black joins The Young Academy

Historian Karwan Fatah-Black researches the Dutch colonial past, and regularly joins in the public debate about this. He has been admitted to The Young Academy for his dedication to academia and society.

KNAW has admitted Karwan Fatah-Black to The Young Academy.

Karwan Fatah-Black conducts research at the Institute for History into the Dutch colonial past, slavery and Suriname. Before starting his PhD, he spent a few years working as a secondary-school teacher. He is regularly asked to advise museums and ministries on how to approach the colonial past and slavery..

Top young academics

The Young Academy is the platform of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for top young academics. The KNAW announced that Fatah-Black had been admitted as a member on 10 December. Within The Young Academy, Fatah-Black wants to channel his efforts into closing the gap between internationally oriented research and topical questions from the Dutch public. He wants to research how best academics can interact with society.

Alongside Karwan Fatah-Black, nine other researchers have been admitted to The Young Academy. These are researchers from various disciplines who have a proven academic track record and who were awarded their PhD less than ten years ago. Fatah-Black will be officially installed on 23 March 2020.

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