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Lucas Poy is Assistant Professor in Global Economic and Social History at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

His research deals with the history of labour and socialism, with a special focus on the so-called “Global South”, transnational connections and the question of global solidarities. Apart from two monographs, dr. Poy has published articles in many scientific journals, in different countries and languages. Moreover, his research attracted interest among different actors of the civil society, allowing to share his findings in the media and at lectures and panels organized by trade unions, schools, governmental agencies, and political parties.

He has received fellowships and grants of the main Argentine scientific institutions and also of several universities in Spain, Colombia, the Netherlands, and the United States. Dr. Poy is part of the editorial team of several academic journals in Latin America and Europe, including the International Review of Social History, Journal of Labor and Society, and Archivos del movimiento obrero y la izquierda, and participates regularly in the organisation of international events and workshops. He is affiliated with the International Institute of Social History as coordinator of the International Association of Labour History Institutions and editor of the Revista Latinoamericana de Trabajo y Trabajadores.

At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam he teaches courses in the BA History and International Studies and supervises bachelor and master theses. He is also coordinator of the Honours Programme at the Faculty of Humanities.

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History, PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires


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