Bob Pierik is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH). He completed a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Leiden University College The Hague, an MA in History at the University of Amsterdam and an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Leiden University's Institute for Philosophy. He is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to early modern urban history, gender history and issues of political economy. His PhD-research will provide a case study of gendered use of space in early modern Amsterdam as part of the NWO project The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850) under supervision of Dr. Danielle van den Heuvel.