Toon Van Overbeke is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute. In addition to his position at the LSE, Toon is Assistant Professor in Europe, Climate and Digital Society at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science of Maastricht University.
His research interests include the comparative political economy, comparative politics and industrial sociology with a particular focus on automation and climate change. Toon’s research tries to tackle the central question of how societies deal with structural developments that can benefit everyone in the long-run, but which are deeply distributive and contested in the short-run.
Toon was educated at the KU Leuven and the LSE, where he obtained his PhD in 2022.