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University of Amsterdam

Joep Leerssen

Professor, Researcher, 2020 Laureate of ALLEA Madame de Stael Prize for Cultural Values
Joep Leerssen is a cultural historian with training in Comparative Literature. He is currently Professor of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, additionally holding a part-time research professorship at the University of Maastricht. In course of his professional career, he has held visiting appointments at Harvard, Cambridge, Göttingen, and the ENS (Paris), among others. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. This year, he became the Laureate of the ALLEA Madame de Stael Prize for Cultural Values awarded by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities.