Vincent Lagendijk (V.C.)Uitgebreid profiel is alleen beschikbaar in Engels.
Vincent studied Economic History at Leiden University (1999-2003), and subsequently was a PhD candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology (2003-2008). His PhD thesis, Electrifying Europe, deals with the historical development of ideas on European unification in correlation ot electricty network-building in the period 1918-2005. It provides a better understanding of the notion of 'Europe' as conceived by engineers, politicians, and other actors involved in the building of Europe's electricity supply.
He subsequently was a postdoctoral researcher in the international project The Emergence and Governance of Critical Transnational European Infrastructures (see www.eurocrit.eu). Here he further explored Europe's electricity supply system and its historical configuration, and how the issue of risk was handled in the system-building process, and how recent liberalisation changes have affected the existing safety structures. Before joining the history department, Vincent was a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University (2010-2012).