André Gerrits is Professor of Russian History and Politics, and Chair of the MA International Relations (European Union Studies / International Studies) and the BA International Studies, The Hague, at Leiden University. Previously, he held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam and was Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Studies Clingendael.

Gerrits studied History and Russian Studies at the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. His main fields of interest are international relations, Russian modern history, contemporary Russian and Eurasian politics, and EU external relations.