Radboud University Nijmegen / University of Amsterdam
Geertje Mak has been assistant professor of Gender History at Radboud University since 2005. Prior to this, she worked as, among other things, a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, published a book on the history of migrants in the Netherlands (Sporen van Verplaatsing) for the IJsselakademie in Kampen, and worked as a coordinator and fundraiser for the multicultural media production company Fatusch Productions. Mak was also a guest researcher at New York University’s Centre for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. In 2013 she received a research fellowship from the Berlin-based Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Mak studied history at Utrecht University, worked as a researcher at the UvA’s interdisciplinary Lesbian & Gay Studies group, and obtained her PhD in gender studies on the history of masculine women in nineteenth century Europe at Utrecht University with the dissertation Mannelijke vrouwen. Over grenzen van sekse in de negentiende eeuw (Amsterdam/Meppel: Boom 1997). Since September 1 Geertje Mak has been named professor by special appointment of the Political History of Gender in the Netherlands at the University of Amsterdam. The chair was established on behalf of the Wilhelmina Drucker Fundatie Foundation.