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Marion Pluskota

Assistant professor

Name
Dr. M. Pluskota
Telephone
+31 71 527 8568
E-mail
m.pluskota@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0002-0868-0640

Marion Pluskota is a university lecturer at the Institute for History.

More information about Marion Pluskota

Office Hours

Monday 14.00-15.00.

Fields of interest

My main fields of interest are crime, gender and urban history from the 18th- to the early 20th-century in Europe and in the colonies. I am particularly interested in gender relations in crime and in the role of gender in different judicial systems. In addition, I focus on the use of different (urban) spaces for criminal purposes. 

Curriculum vitae

I am a University Lecturer in Social History at Leiden University since 2017, with expertise on crime and gender history. 

I completed my PhD in 2012 at the University of Leicester, UK which was then published as Prostitution and Social Control in Eighteenth-Century Ports (2015). I have published extensively on the history of prostitution and continue to be interested in this topic in a long-term perspective.

In 2012, I moved to Leiden to become a post-doc and co-director of the NWO-project Crime and Gender, 1600-1900 led by Prof. Manon van der Heijden. I have been working on crime and gender relations in criminality in the nineteenth century, in Bologna, Amsterdam and Le Havre: I showed that the gender bias noticed in the UK judicial system was not as strong on the continent and that the type of crimes committed was linked to the development of the welfare state. My next book Crime and Gender in nineteenth-century Europe will be published in 2019.

I am currently co-directing the project Dangerous Cities, Mapping Crime in 19th-century Amsterdam and Leiden, which aims at mapping crimes in the past to highlight possible correlations between spatial features and crime opportunities. This project makes use of GIS, linking criminal records with Leiden and Amsterdam cadasters.  

My new research project focuses on gender relations in transnational crimes late 19th – early 20th century, with a specific focus on the Caribbean region.

Teaching activities

My teaching duties as a University lecturer cover a wide range of courses, from first-year economic and social history seminars to Master research seminar on the ‘Criminal Migrant’. I received my BKO (university teaching qualification in The Netherlands) in 2018. 

Key publications

Marion Pluskota; Petty Criminality, Gender Bias, and Judicial Practice in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Journal of Social History, Volume 51, Issue 4, 1 June 2018, Pages 717–735, https://doi.org/10.1093/jsh/shx156

Pluskota M. (2015), Prostitution and Social Control in Eighteenth-Century Ports Perspectives in Economic and Social History. Abingdon: Routledge.

Pluskota M. (2017), “Prostitution and Labour Relations”. In: Rodriguez Garcia M., Nederveen Meerkerk E. van, Heerma van Voss L. (Eds.) Selling Sex in the Cities. Leiden: Brill.book chapter

Pluskota M. (2017), “Prostitution in Amsterdam, 1600-2000”. In: Rodriguez Garcia M., Nederveen Meerkerk E. van, Heerma van Voss L. (Eds.) Selling Sex in the Cities. Leiden: Brill.

Assistant professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.08a

Contact

  • Singh S.B. & Pluskota M. (2020), Homo sapiens and Criminality, The Oriental Anthropologist .article in journal
  • Pluskota M. (2020), Freedom of Movement, Access to the Urban Centres, and Abolition of Slavery in the French Caribbean, International Review of Social History 65(S28): 93-115.article in journal
  • Heijden M.P.C. van der, Pluskota M. & Muurling S.T.D. (Eds.) (2020), Women's Criminality in Europe, 1600-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.editorship of book
  • Heijden M.P.C. van der & Pluskota M. (2018), Introduction to Crime and Gender in History, Journal of Social History 51(4): 661-671.article in journal
  • Pluskota M. (2018), Petty Criminality, Gender Bias, and Judicial Practice in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Journal of Social History 51(4): 717-735.article in journal
  • Heijden M.P.C. van der & Pluskota M. (2018), Special section: Crime and Gender Member of editorial staff 51(4).editorship of journal
  • Pluskota M. (2017), Prostitution and Labour Relations. In: Rodriguez Garcia M., Nederveen Meerkerk E. van, Heerma van Voss L. (Eds.) Selling Sex in the Cities. Leiden: Brill.book chapter
  • Muurling S.T.D. & Pluskota M. (2017), The gendered geography of violence in Bologna, 17-19th centuries. In: Simonton D. (Ed.) Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience. Abington: Routledge. 153-164.book chapter
  • Pluskota M. (2017), Prostitution in Amsterdam, 1600-2000. In: Rodriguez Garcia M., Nederveen Meerkerk E. van, Heerma van Voss L. (Eds.) Selling Sex in the Cities. Leiden: Brill.book chapter
  • Pluskota M. (2017), Prostitution in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In: Chaumont J.M., Rodriguez Garcia M., Servais P. (Eds.) Trafficking in Women (1924-1926). Geneva: United Nations.book chapter
  • Pluskota M. (2016), Eighteenth-century Prostitutes in Bristol. In: Dresser M. (Ed.) Women and the City: Bristol c.1400-2000. Bristol: Redcliffe Press.book chapter
  • Pluskota M. (2016), Review of: Julie Peakman, Peg Plunkett Memoirs of a Whore (London, 2015) in Low Countries, Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis/ the Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History 13(2).book review
  • Pluskota M. (2015), Prostitution and Social Control in Eighteenth-Century Ports Perspectives in Economic and Social History. Abingdon: Routledge.book
  • Pluskota M. (2015), "Criminal families" and the Court: Co-offending in Amsterdam, 1897-1902, History of the Family 20(2): 270-290.article in journal
  • Heijden M.P.C. van der & Pluskota M. (2015), Leniency versus Toughening? The Prosecution of Male and Female Violence in 19th Century Holland, Journal of Social History 49(1): 149-167.article in journal
  • Pluskota M. (2015), Review of: Kushner N. (2013) Erotic Exchanges, The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris, Gender and History 27(1): 223.book review
  • Pluskota M. (2015), Urban Governance and Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Port Cities in France and England. In: Kenny N., Madgin R. (Eds.) Cities Beyond Borders: Comparative and Transnational Approaches to Urban History..book chapter
  • Pluskota M. (2014), Genesis of a red-light district: prostitution in Nantes, 1750-1815, Urban history 41(1): 22-41.article in journal
  • Pluskota M (2014), Research in Urban History: Recent Theses on Gender and the City, Urban history 41(3): 537-546.article in journal
  • Pluskota M. (2013), Review of Julia Laite, 'Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens. Commercial Sex in London, 1885–1960' (Basingstoke, 2012) in International Review of Social History, 58, 3 (December, 2013). Review of: Laite J. (2012) Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens. Commercial Sex in London, 1885–1960., Gender and Sexuality in History, International Review of Social History 58(3): 526-28.book review
  • Pluskota Marion (2013), ‘Bagnard’, ‘Galérien’ and ‘Forcat'. In: Lucien Faggion, Christophe Regina (Eds.) Dictionnaire de la Méchanceté. Paris. 34-36 and passim.book chapter
  • Schmidt A. & Pluskota M. (2013), Gevaarlijke vrouwen, gewelddadige mannen? Een review van het historisch onderzoek naar criminaliteit en gender in Europese steden, 1600–1800, Stadsgeschiedenis 8(1): 60-77.article in journal
  • Pluskota M. (2012), Prostitution and Police in a Port City during the Revolution, Women's History Magazine 68: 7-12.article in journal
  • Pluskota M. (2012), Review of J. Walkowitz, Nights Out, Life in Cosmopolitan London (New York, 2012) Review of: J. Walkowitz (2012) Nights Out, Life in Cosmopolitan London, Urban history 39(4): 687-88.book review

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