Patrick Bek



Patrick Bek

Academic title(s)



Eindhoven University of Technology


Technology, Innovation & Society Group


PhD Candidate


The Netherlands

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Short biography

I work on a dissertation on transport poverty and transport-related social exclusion in twentieth-century Netherlands. I examine how and why people’s access to everyday mobility in the Netherlands changed over time and along lines of class, gender, and ethnicity. Who benefitted from new forms of urban mobility like bicycles, buses, and cars? Why were some people included and others excluded by the modernization of urban mobility? In researching these questions, I use life histories (diaries, letters), business and human resource archives, and policy documents from local, national and provincial governments.

BA in History of International Relations from Erasmus University and MA from Leiden University in European Expansion and Globalization.

Role in Tensions of Europe

Participant, Early Career Network

Research interests

Mobilty, Governance