Margo Groenewoud is historian, specialized in Caribbean twentieth century social history. In 1994 she obtained her MA degree at the University of Leiden with a study about the abolition of indentured labour in the British and Dutch colonial territories. After a career in the private sector she joined Nicis Institute in 2005. In 2008 Margo moved to Curaçao, where she is active in research and education. She obtained her PhD degree both at Leiden University and the University of Curaçao in 2017, with the dissertation ‘Nou koest, nou kalm’. De ontwikkeling van de Curaçaose samenleving, 1915-1973. Van koloniaal en kerkelijk gezag naar zelfbestuur en burgerschap’. This study gives insight in the development of Curaçao society, based on an analysis of power relations, social order and social mobility.