Artwell Cain obtained his PhD in 2007 at the University of Tilburg. From 1991-2000 he directed the Foundation for the Furtherance of the Well-being of Antilleans and Arubans at Rotterdam. Cain edited “Tula slave rebellion in Curaçao” (2009) and has published extensively on citizenship, the aftermatch of trans-Atlantic slavery and social ombility. He is the former director of NiNsee (National insitute of Dutch Slavery Past and Legacy, 2009-2012). and currently the director of the Institute for Cultural Heritage and Knowledge.