Prof. dr. M.L.J.C. (Marlou) Schrover

  • Professor geschiedenis van migratie en sociale verschillen
  • History of ethnicity
  • History of gender
  • History of class

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2786
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Economische en Sociale geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.60b
Personal Homepage:​history/​staff/​schrover.html

Spreekuur / Hours

Dinsdag 13.30 - 14.30 / Tuesday 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Curriculum vitae

Marlou Schrover is full time professor in Economic and Social History at Leiden University, with a special interest in migration history. In 2013 she concluded a large NWO-vici project on differences between men and women in migration to the Netherlands after 1945. Other people working on the project were Corrie van Eijl, Tycho Walaardt, Nadia Bouras and Charlotte Laarman. The Vici project generated 65 academic publications, including three dissertations, plus articles for non-academic audiences, appearances on television and radio, and over 80 conference presentations.

Schrover graduated in journalism in 1979 and in economic and social history in 1986 (both in Utrecht). She received her PhD at Utrecht University in 1991 for her research on labour relations in the food industry. 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.

Since March 2003 she works at Leiden University. She has published books and articles on migration, the food industry, entrepreneurship, demography, ethnicity and gender. She has specialised in studies on the intersection between gender, class and ethnicity. In 2008 she published together with Herman Obdeijn Komen en gaan. Immigratie en emigratie in Nederland vanaf 1550. (Bert Bakker, Amsterdam 2008). She is editor in chief of the Journal of Migration History.

Major publications

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).

Marlou Schrover, Judith ten Broeke en Ronald Rommes, Migranten bij de Demka-staalfabrieken in Utrecht (1915-1983) (Utrecht 2008).

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

Last Modified: 10-12-2015