Dr. Chris G.T.M. Leonards
Chris Leonards is lecturer in economic and social history at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
In preceding years, he was researcher and assistant professor at the Department of Pedagogical History, Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen (1981-1986) and lecturer at the Faculty of General Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg (1986-1993).
Trained as a social and economic historian at the Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude graduation in 1981), he received his PhD at the Faculty of Historical Sciences and Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam (November 1995).
His research interests are with the history of transnational relations, social policies, cultures of expertise, transnational congresses and idealistic NGOs. Previously he has published on penitentiary care in prisons and reformatories.
He teaches in the FASoS Bachelor and Master Programmes Arts, and Culture and European Studies; at University College Maastricht; in the BA Minor Programme Globalisation and Development and he currently is director of studies of the MA Globalisation and Development Studies at FASoS.
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Most recent publication:
Leonards, C., & Randeraad, N. (forthcoming 2012). Building a Transnational Network in the 19th century: Social Reform in a European Perspective. In D. Rodogno, B. Struck & J. Vogel (Eds.), Shaping the transnational sphere. Experts, networks, and issues (c. 1850-1930). Oxford/New York: Berghahn.
History; Transnationalism; Globalisation; Development; PBL; International congresses; Expertise networks; Idealistic NGOs