Ronald Kroeze teaches the course Democracy in Modern History at Amsterdam University College (AUC). He is an assistant professor of History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 2012. At the VU, he also teaches courses on democracy, corruption, modern Europe and political philosophy in the BA and MA History programme and the BA programme Politics, Philosophy and Economy (PPE). He was nominated for both the Faculty and University teacher of the year award in 2015.
Kroeze’s research focuses on the history of governance, political corruption and anticorruption as well as on the history of management and leadership in politics and business in the Netherlands and Europe in the modern era. He obtained his PhD in 2013 after successfully finishing a NWO-funded research project on corruption and public morality in Dutch politics. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam between 2014 and 2017, Kroeze was involved in the EU-funded FP7 project on the history of anti-corruption. The results of this research were published in Ronald Kroeze, Guy Geltner and André Vitoria (eds), A History of Anticorruption. From Antiquity until the Modern Era (Oxford, Oxford University Press 2017). In his research, Kroeze has also published in peer-reviewed international journals such as the Journal for Modern European History, BMGN-Low Countries Historical Review, Management & Organizational History and Business History.
Kroeze was a visiting research fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin (2014), Warwick University (2016) and University of Avignon, Centre Norbert Elias (2017). During his time as a PhD candidate, he participated in summer schools at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Helsinky University and Viadrina University in Frankfurt am Oder. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought and one of the members of European Research Network “Politics and corruption: current comparative history and sociology” (Politics & corruption).