Leo Lucassen #

Curriculum vitae

Leo Lucassen (1959) studied Social and Economic History at the University of Leiden (MA in 1985). In 1990 he was granted a PhD (cum laude) from Leiden for his dissertation on the history of Gypsies in the Netherlands 1850-1940. In 1989-1990 he was attached to the Law Faculty of the University of Nijmegen and in 1990-1991 to the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Leiden. Between 1991 and 1996 he worked as fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) at the History Department in Leiden and in 1996 received the D.J. Veegensprijs of the Hollandse Maatschappij van Wetenschappen. In 1998 he moved to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) where he directed a NWO pioneer project on the assimilation of immigrants in the Netherlands. In the year 2002-2003 he was fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Wassenaar. In 2005 he returned to Leiden, where he shares the chair of Social History with prof. Wim Willems. Since September 2007 Leo Lucassen is full time professor of Social History at the Leiden History Department.

Memberships and functions
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Member of the N.W. Posthumus Institute
  • Chair of the section Social and Economic History
  • Coordinator of the Leiden University profile area on Global Interactions
  • Chair of the Centre for the History of Migrants (CGM)

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