Dr. Joost Augusteijn is the EPS Chair in Leiden. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam in 1994, worked several years in Dublin and Belfast, and is currently an associate professor in European History specialised in the history of political violence at Leiden University. In recent years he has been vice-dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Director of Studies for the Institute of History, and Chair of the Departments of History and of International Studies. In 2004 he was Visiting Associate Professor in European History at the College of William & Mary, in Virginia, USA, and in 2010-11 held a fellowship at the Dutch Institute for Advanced Studies. He has written and edited several books, including most recently Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries (Palgrave 2019); Political Religion beyond Totalitarianism. The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy (Palgrave, 2013); Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Nation-building, Regional Identity and Separatism (Palgrave, 2012), and Patrick Pearse. The Making of a Revolutionary (Palgrave, 2010).
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