Dr Chris Leonards (C.G.T.M.)
Chris Leonards' 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 youth prisons and reformatories.
My teaching focuses on theories and histories of globalisation and development, world history, global north-south connections and non-Eurocentric historical narratives.
Professional career history
In preceding years, I 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), I received my PhD at the Faculty of Historical Sciences and Arts, Erasmus University Rotterdam (November 1995).
Until 2014/15 I taught in the FASoS Bachelor programmes Arts, and Culture and European Studies; at University College Maastricht; in the BA Minor Programme Globalisation and Development and in the MA programmes European Studies and Globalisation & Development Studies. From 2011/12 until 2014/15 I (co)founded and directed the MA Globalisation and Development Studies at FASoS.
From september 2015 I will enter a 'life course scheme', occasionally working for FASoS as lecturer and researcher. Moreover I have been elected member of the University Council.