R (Rob) Keenan

R (Rob) Keenan

Promovendus

I completed my BA in History at Trinity College Dublin in 2016 before moving to the Netherlands in 2018 to study an MA in the History of Politics & Society at Utrecht University, writing a thesis entitled Cities of Industry and Vice: Economic Development, Neo-Institutional Theory and Path Dependence in Hong Kong and Macau, 1800-2000

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Economic History at the Rural and Environmental History group, under the guidance of Ewout Frankema, Pim de Zwart and Michiel de Haas. My research interests include labour migration, plantation agriculture and wage inequality in Southeast Asia which I study during a colonial period dominated by British and Dutch demands for the growth of export economies in Malaysia and Indonesia.