Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (PhD 2007) is a professor of Economic and Social History at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her area of expertise is in global labour history, with a focus on the role of households and gender. Her latest book, Women, Work and Colonialism (2019) deals with the effects of colonial connections on women’s work in colonial Java (current Indonesia) as well as The Netherlands in the period 1830-1940. Her current research project looks at the role of households in the production and consumption of textiles in light of the global relocation of textile production over the past two centuries. This project is sponsored by the European Union (ERC Consolidator Grant #771288).

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