Vincent Lagendijk (V.C.)
Vincent Lagendijk is an assistant professor in the history department at Maastricht University. Vincent was trained as an economic historian at Leiden University, and subsequently did a PhD in history of technology at Eindhoven University of Technology.
He is primarily interested in the history of international organizations, the role of experts, ideology and technology, and transnational connections.
He has worked on the notion of “Europe” in relation to the construction of electricity networks, and is currently preparing a monograph on a global history of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). His most recent research focuses on the intersection of road-building and racism in the city of Baltimore. For more information, see http://fasos-research.nl/roads2racism/.
In 2019, Vincent was a visiting lecturer at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2019, and was named postdoctoral fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C for 2017-2018.
He is the author of Electrifying Europe: The Power of Europe in the Construction of Electricity Networks, and his work has appeared in journals like International History Review, Journal of Modern European History, Journal of Contemporary History, and Contemporary European History.
At FASoS, Vincent teaches in various BA, MA, and Research MA programmes, ranging from European integration history, to Science and Technology Studies, and Research skills.