Marlou Schrover


Marlou Schrover is full time professor in Economic and Social History at Leiden University, with a special interest in migration history. In 2013 she concluded a large NWO-vici project on differences between men and women in migration to the Netherlands after 1945. Other people working on the project were Corrie van Eijl, Tycho Walaardt, Nadia Bouras and Charlotte Laarman. The Vici project generated 65 academic publications, including three dissertations, plus articles for non-academic audiences, appearances on television and radio, and over 80 conference presentations.

Schrover graduated in journalism in 1979 and in economic and social history in 1986 (both in Utrecht). She received her PhD at Utrecht University in 1991 for her research on labour relations in the food industry. She continued to work at Utrecht University until 2001, when she moved to the ING (Instituut Nederlandse Geschiedenis) in The Hague. From January 2002 she also worked at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam.

Since March 2003 she works at Leiden University. She has published books and articles on migration, the food industry, entrepreneurship, demography, ethnicity and gender. She has specialised in studies on the intersection between gender, class and ethnicity. In 2008 she published together with Herman Obdeijn Komen en gaan. Immigratie en emigratie in Nederland vanaf 1550. (Bert Bakker, Amsterdam 2008). She is editor in chief of the Journal of Migration History.

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