Leo Lucassen

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials L.A.C.J.
Main position Directeur IISG
Disciplines Modern and contemporary history
Chair Global Labour and Migration History, IISG
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Humanities
Member of Jury of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History
Member of Social Sciences Council
Director of International Institute of Social History (IISH)
Employed by Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG-KNAW)
Cruquiusweg 31
1019 AT Amsterdam
tel.  020 668 5866
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Leo Lucassen is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of migration history. He studies the global migrations of the past millennium, interactions between migrants and existing populations, and migration policies. His research thus bridges the gap between historical research and the social sciences. He regularly engages in public debate, for example as a guest on the Dutch political interview programme Buitenhof, as a contributor to Dutch national newspapers, and as an active Tweeter. Lucassen and his brother Jan (honorary IISH fellow and Academy member) co-authored the book Vijf eeuwen migratie [Five centuries of migration] (2018).