Marco H.D. van Leeuwen#

Membership Number:3658
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:2013
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Homepage(s):http://www.fss.uu.nl/soc/vanleeuwen & http://socialhistory.org/nl/staff/marco-hd-van-leeuwen




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2009 - present Professor of Historical Sociology, department of Sociology, Utrecht University. & Honorary Research Fellow International Institute for Social History Amsterdam
  • 2005 - 2009 Professor of Historical Sociology, department of Sociology, Utrecht University. `Bijzonder HL’ James Coleman Chair
  • 1996 - 2009 Senior researcher International Institute for Social History/Netherlands Economic History Archives, Amsterdam
  • 1995 - 1996 Post-doc. N.W. Posthumus Institute, Graduate School for Economic and Social History, Utrecht University
  • 1994 - 1995 Post-doc. department of Sociology, Utrecht University
  • 1991 - 1994 Researcher (`Akademie-onderzoeker’), Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1990 - 1991 Visiting fellow History department, UC Berkeley and New School for Social Research, New York

Fields of Scholarship
  • Social inequality, 1500 to the present, in particular welfare and social structure.
  • Philanthropy, charity, mutual aid
  • Private and social insurance
  • History of risks
  • Social structure
  • Residential segregation
  • Occupational change
  • Intergenerational and career mobility and partner choice

Honours and Awards
  • 1993-present Member Board of Directors of the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN), currently vice-chair, major grants:
    • 1996-99 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-Middelgroot) (545 k€)
    • 2000-02 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-Middelgroot) (340 k€)
    • 2002-07 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-Groot, Life Courses in Context) (3685 k€)
    • 2010-14 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-Middelgroot, Linking historical lives (LinkedLives) (426 k€)
  • 2000- present Chair Social Inequalities Network, European Social Science History Conferences (with Lynn Lees).
  • 2002-2007 VIDI research grant (comparable to ERC Consolidator Grant), Arts and Humanities (GW), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
  • 2007-2013 Coordinating Utrecht University’s designated multidisciplinary research focus area “The Origins and Impact of Institutions: Local, National and European” (with B. van Bavel and R. Widdershoven).
  • 2008-2014 Research programme Giving in the Golden Age (GIGA), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (with L. Heerma van Voss)
  • 2009-2014 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant “Towards Open Societies? Trends, Variations and Driving Forces of Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe over the Past Three Centuries”, http://www.towardsopensocieties.org
  • 2012-present Member Advisory Board of the Scandinavian Economic History Review.
  • 2012-present Member International Advisory Board of the European Social Science History Conference.
  • 1990-present Referee: American Journal of Sociology; Continuity and Change; Demographic Research; Economic History Review; European Economic History Review; Explorations in Economic History; International Review of Social History, Scandinavian Economic History Review; NVS: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
  • 1990-present Referee Science Councils: Australia (International assessor ARC, Australian Research Council), Belgium (FWO), Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands (NWO), the USA.

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