Jason Vasser-Elong researches identity in a postcolonial context. He studied anthropology and later received his M.F.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and is currently a museum educator at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Vasser-Elong is the author of the poetry collection Shrimp. His essay “Treading the Atlantic” was presented at the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies conference as an introduction to the keynote lecture on postcolonial memory. Follow him on Twitter @jvasserelong.