Vincent Lagendijk (V.C.)
Vincent Lagendijk currently works on a project entitled Transnationalizing the TVA: International River Development in Troubled Waters, which deals with the transnational dimensions of the exploiting international rivers inspired by the American example of the Tennessee Valley Authority (1933). Three rivers are studied; the Mekong, the Jordan, and the Danube. This research is financed through a so-called Veni scheme of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
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).
Professional career history
- Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (tenure track, since 2014)
- Post-Doc at Maastricht University (2013-2014)
- Post-Doc at Leiden University (2010-2013)
- Post-Doc at TU/e (2008-2010)
- Ph.D. Student in History of Technology at TU/e (2003-2008)
- BA/MA in History at Leiden University (1999-2003)