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Marlou Schrover

Professor of Migration History

Prof.dr. M.L.J.C. Schrover
+31 71 527 2786

Marlou Schrover is a full professor of migration history, and she holds the chair of Economic and Social History at Leiden University. She also is a LDE professor at the Erasmus University. She has over 170 publications, mostly about migration, gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class, and their intersections. She also publishes on media coverage, and policy changes. She served on the PhD committee of over 45 PhD candidates, and (co-)supervises (or -vised) 21 PhD students. She is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary LDE master Governance of Migration and Diversity (GMD). The LDE is a partnership between Leiden University, Delft University and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is a partner in the Leiden Profile Area Citizenship, Migration and Global Transformation. She is the recipient of a NWO Veni grant, an Aspasia Grant, an NWO Vici Grant, and an NWA grant. She is co-founder and editor in chief of the Journal of Migration History.

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Spreekuur / Hours

Dinsdag 13.30 - 14.30 / Tuesday 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Curriculum vitae

Marlou Schrover graduated in Journalism and Economic and Social History (both in Utrecht). She received her PhD at Utrecht University in 1991 for her research on labour relations. She continued to work at Utrecht University until 2001, when she moved to the ING (Instituut Nederlandse Geschiedenis) in The Hague. From January 2002 she also worked at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam. She came to Leiden University in 2003.

Major publications

Marlou Schrover, ‘Parenting, citizenship and belonging in Dutch adoption debates 1900-1995’, Identities (2020) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2020.1757252.

Marlou Schrover and Frerik Kampman, ‘”Charter flights full of homosexuals”. The changing rights of homosexual immigrants in the Netherlands, 1945-19921’, TSEG 16: 3 (2019) 5-46.

Marlou Schrover, Teuntje Vosters and Irial Glynn, ‘NGOs and West European migration governance (1860s until Present): Introduction to a Special Issue’, Journal of Migration History 5:2 (2019) 189-217.

Marlou Schrover & Willem Schinkel (red), The Language of Inclusion and Exclusion in Immigration and Integration (New York Routledge 2014).

Immanuel Ness, Saer Maty Ba, Michael Borgolte, Donna Gabaccia, Dirk Hoerder, Alex Julca, Cecilia Menjivar, Marlou Schrover & Gregory Woolf (red), The encyclopedia of global human migration Vol. I to V. (Chichester Wiley-Blackwell 2013).

Marlou Schrover & Deirdre Moloney (eds), Gender, Migration and Categorisation: Making Distinctions between Migrants in Western Countries, 1945-2010 (Amsterdam, 2013).

Marlou Schrover and Eileen Janes Yeo (ed), Gender, Migration and the Public Sphere 1850-2005 (New York Routledge 2010).

Marlou Schrover, Joanne van der Leun, Leo Lucassen and Chris Quispel, Illegal migration and gender in a global and historical perspective (Amsterdam AUP 2008).

Herman Obdeijn en Marlou Schrover, Komen en gaan. Immigratie en emigratie in Nederland vanaf 1550 (Amsterdam Bert Bakker 2008).

Isabel Hoving, Hester Dibbits en Marlou Schrover (red.), Veranderingen van het alledaagse. Cultuur en migratie in Nederland (Den Haag 2005).

Professor of Migration History

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

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.60b



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