Leo Lucassen (Leiden)

Prof. Dr. Leo Lucassen
Research Director of the IISH Amsterdam / Universiteit Leiden


Leo Lucassen: “Revolutionary Biographies in a wider socio-political context”


Academic profile

Leo Lucassen (1959) is Research Director of the IISH and part time professor of Global Labour and Migration History at the Institute of History of Leiden University. He received his PhD (1990) cum Laude at Leiden University. He is a former fellow of the New School for Social Research in New York and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and since 2011 a member of the Academia Europaea. He received a NWO Pioneer grant (1998-2004) and specializes in migration history, urban history, state formation, eugenics and other socio-political developments in modern states.

Selected publications

Lucassen, Leo, ‘Working together: new directions in global labour history’, Journal of Global History, 11 (2016) no. 1, 66-87.
Lucassen, Leo, ‘Connecting the world. Migration and globalization in the second millennium’. In: C. Antunes & K. Fatah-Black, Explorations in History and Globalization (London and New York, Routledge 2016) 19-46.
Lucassen, Leo & Jan Lucassen, ‘The strange death of Dutch tolerance: the timing and nature of the pessimist turn in the Dutch migration debate’, The Journal of Modern History 87 (2015) 1, 72-101.
Lucassen, Jan & Leo Lucassen (eds.). Globalising Migration History. The Eurasian experience (16th-21st centuries). Studies in Global Social History. (Leiden and Boston, Brill 2014).
Bade, Klaus, Pieter Emmer, Leo Lucassen & Jochen Oltmer (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe. From the 17th century to the present. (New York 2011, Cambridge University Press).
Lucassen, Jan & Leo Lucassen, ‘”The Mobility Transition Revisited, 1500-1900: What the Case of Europe Can Offer to Global History.” The Journal of Global History 4, no. 4 (2009): 347-77.
Lucassen, Leo, The Immigrant Threat. The integration of old and new migrants in Western Europe since 1850 (The University of Illinois Press, Chicago and Urbana, 2005).
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