Professor of Slavic and Baltic Languages
Jos Schaeken (1962) is a Professor of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Cultural History at Leiden University. He was educated at Leiden, from where he received his PhD in Slavic linguistics at the age of 24. Following national and international positions (including UCLA, Groningen University and Universität Basel), he returned to his alma mater in 2003 to become Head of the multidisciplinary programme Russian and Eurasian Studies, in which research and teaching in language and culture are combined with the study of history, politics, economics and international relations. From 2005-2009 he also served as Academic Director of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, which carries out international research into a diversity of languages.
For more information see: www.schaeken.nl.