Leo Lucassen (born 1959) is Director of Research of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam (since 2014). Besides this he is affiliated to the Institute of History at Leiden University as Professor of Global Labour and Migration History. His research profile includes Global Migration History, Integration, Migration Systems and Migration Controls.
Leo Lucassen has an education in history from Leiden University (1985) and a PhD-degree from the same university (1990). In 2005 he returned to Leiden, where he shared the chair of Social History with prof. Wim Willems. From September 2007 to September 2014 Leo Lucassen was full time professor of Social and Economic History at the Leiden University Institute for History. From 2011 to 2014 he was also Academic Director of the Institute. Since September 2014 he is Director of Research of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. He remains affiliated to the Institute of History in Leiden for one day, holding the chair ‘Global Labour and Migration History’. Since 2011 he has been the chairperson of the Dutch Centre for the History of Migrants. Furthermore Leo Lucassen is and has been a member of several editorial boards.
Leo Lucassen has a long list of publications; books (both monographs and edited books) as well as book chapters and articles in refereed journals. Recent publications deal with globalization and migration and related issues such as the role of ethnicity, religion, class and gender, membership regimes, and include contributions on theoretical and methodological approaches to migration history, world history etc. Recent publications include Globalising Migration History. The Eurasian Experience (16th-21st Centuries), from 2014 which he edited with Jan Lucassen, Migration and Membership Regimes in Global and Historical Perspective edited with Bosma Ulbe and Kessler Gijs, ‘The strange death of Dutch tolerance: the timing and nature of the pessimist turn in the Dutch migration debate’, from The Journal of Modern History 87 (2015, co-written with Jan Lucassen).
Leo Lucassen will be attached to Centre for the Studies of Migration (CoMID) and research group on Contemporary History (CHI).
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