James Kennedy

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (UNIAM)
James Kennedy

James Kennedy is professor of Dutch history since the Middle Ages at the University van Amsterdam, where he has worked since 2007. By origins an American, Kennedy is specialized in postwar history, having written books on the cultural changes of the 1960s, on euthanasia policy and the political and social role of religious institutions in nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has also written and spoken widely on the cultural habitus of Dutch politics and administration. He has coordinated a research project that examined corruption scandals in Dutch history from 1650 to 1950, with an eye to how these scandals both reflected and facilitated changes in public values.