Leo Lucassen

01 November 2018 - 12:00


Leo Lucassen (1959) received his PhD in 1990, cum Laude, at Leiden University. In 2014 was appointed as Research Director of the IISH and in April 2020 he became the Director of the IISH. Furthermore, he holds a chair Global Labour and Migration History at Leiden University and is adjunct-professor at the University of Aalborg (Denmark).

He is a former fellow of the New School for Social Research in New York and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS). In 2011 he became member of the Academia Europaea, and in 2019 was elected as member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

He specializes in global migration history, urban history, labour history, state formation, eugenics and other socio-political developments in modern states. He is Chair of the Editorial Committee of the International Review of Social History (IRSH) and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Global History (JGH).

IISH Staff | Leo Lucassen | Photo by Martin van Welzen