HHB is glad to welcome Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk – Associate Professor at Utrecht University – as a new HHB Researcher.
Elise holds a PhD in Economic and Social History (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/IISH). She is specialized in the history of labour relations, notably women’s and children’s work and published in several leading economic and social history journals, such as the Economic History Review, Feminist Economics, and the International Review of Social History.
She has directed several comparative labour history projects, on the history of textile workers, child labour, domestic workers, and sex workers. In 2017 she was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant to study the role of household labour and consumption in the relocation of textile production across the world since ca 1750.