Lucas Poy is Assistant Professor in Global Economic and Social History and coordinator of the Honours Programme at the Faculty of Humanities of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
His research deals with the history of labour and socialism, with a special focus on the so-called “Global South”, transnational connections and the question of global solidarities. Apart from two monographs, dr. Poy has published dozens of scientific articles about the history of labour and socialism, in different countries and languages.
Dr. Poy is also a fellow of the International Institute of Social History and of the N.W. Posthumus Institute. Before joining VU Amsterdam in 2022, he was lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires and senior researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Argentina.
Throughout the years, dr. Poy has received fellowships and grants from several scientific institutions and universities in Latin America, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Dr. Poy is part of the editorial team of several academic journals in the Americas and Europe, including the International Review of Social History, Journal of Labor and Society, Revista Latinoamericana de Trabajo y Trabajadores, and Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda, and participates regularly in the organisation of international events and workshops. Between 2018 and 2023 he was coordinator of the International Association of Labour History Institutions. He is also a member of the Board of the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS).
At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam he teaches courses in the Bachelor programmes “Geschiedenis” and “History and International Studies”, and in the Master programme History. He also supervises bachelor, master, and RMA theses.