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Ann Wilson

Assistant Professor

Dr. A.M. Wilson
+31 70 800 9355

Extension number: 8755

Ann Marie Wilson is Assistant Professor of History and Gender Studies at Leiden University College. Trained as a historian of the nineteenth-century United States (Ph.D. Harvard, 2011), she has written on women’s political activism in the American West, as well as on the history of international humanitarianism. Since moving to the Netherlands in 2011, she has shifted her research focus to modern Dutch history: specifically, the evolution of schooling in an increasingly multicultural society. She is also interested in the way North American social movements travel and translate in a Dutch context, particularly in the domains of feminism, LGBTQ+ politics, and civil rights.

Ann’s evolving research interests connect closely with her teaching at LUC.  Since 2015, the bulk of her teaching has centered on the Community Project, a service-learning course that invites students to study the history and politics of multicultural education, while working as tutors in a local school serving immigrant youth. (You can see her speak about this course in the short video below.)  In addition, Ann is the founder and organizer of Engage The Hague, a community engagement platform that promotes active citizenship and volunteerism in the city of The Hague.  Ann is also an inaugural member of the Leiden Teachers Academy, which offered financial support to help launch the Community Project in 2015.

Academic Expertise

  • Modern US and Dutch History
  • Women’s and Gender History
  • History of Human Rights
  • History of Education


  • Birth of the Modern World
  • History of Feminism
  • Historical Methods
  • Community Project: Multicultural Education in The Hague
  • Academic Writing

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG Den Haag
Room number 4.04



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