Director of the Graduate School of Humanities
Associate Professor East European studies
Carlos Reijnen (1975) specializes in European integration and Central and Eastern European history and politics. His current research interests focus on East West relations in Europe and on the construction of European public sphere(s). Previous projects include the Czech Stalinist nationalism and Czech perceptions of Europe and European integration. The latter project resulted in the dissertation Op de drempel van Europa. De Tsjechen en Europa in de twintigste eeuw (At the Threshold of Europe. The Czechs and Europe in the Twentieth Century, Leiden, 2005, with distinction).
Political and Intellectual History
Germany, Poland, Czech & Slovak Republic, Hungary, Balkans
European Public Sphere(s)
East-West relations in Europe
External Relations of the European Union
Currently he is engaged in projects about:
European spaces of cultural and intellectual exchange
Competing memories of the European past
The East in the formation of the post Cold War self-definition of Europe and the EU
Wim van Meurs, Robin de Bruin, Liesbeth van de Grift, Carla Hoetink, Karin van Leeuwen, Carlos Reijnen, The Unifinished Hstory of European Integration (Amsterdam 2018)
Wim van Meurs, Robin de Bruin, Liesbeth van de Grift, Carla Hoetink, Karin van Leeuwen, Carlos Reijnen, Die Unvollendete. Eine Geschichte der Europäischen Union (Bonn 2018).