Detmer Kremer was born and raised in rural Frisia, in the north of the Netherlands. After attending the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Detmer studied anthropology, gender studies, and religious studies at Bates College, where he also studied abroad in Samoa to focus on Indigenous modes of democracy and governance. After graduation he became a Quaker Voluntary Service fellow in Atlanta and worked in community outreach and family selection at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. He also worked as a research intern and the indigenous rights non- profit Cultural Survival. He just finished his position as a Dean’s Fellow at Yale- NUS College, and after the summer will start his M.A. in Human Rights at University College London.
Updated May 2018