Jan Kok

Professor in Comparative History of the Life Course
Radboud University Nijmegen

Associate Researcher, e-Humanities Group

Jan Kok (1959) is historian and has been employed at IISH since 1993. In the past years Jan has worked on the creation of datahubs and collaboratories in social and economic history. He was a member of the Virtual Knowledge Studio, and now participates in the e-Humanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). At IISH, he takes part in the management of CLIO-INFRA, a large project collecting and standardizing global data on inequality and development.
Jan’s own research deals with various aspects of the life course. His projects include social and geographical mobility, the impact of kinship ties on individual life choices, partner selection, family formation and households.
Since 1 December 2010, Jan Kok is professor in Comparative History of the Life Course at Radboud University Nijmegen. Jan is also employed as visiting professor at the Center for Sociological Research of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Finally, he is active as one of the research directors of the NW Posthumus Institute (the postgraduate school for social and economic history, and as co-editor of the History of the Family. An International Quarterly.

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