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Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Lena Knappert works as an Assistant Professor at the department of Management and Organization at VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Lena is an expert in context-sensitive and comparative perspectives on HRM, diversity, and inclusion, global diversity management, diversity and inclusion in the start-up ecosystem, and in multi-level perspectives.

In recent years, Lena has specialized especially in the inclusion and exclusion of refugees in countries and organizations. She has authored a number of high-impact articles in scientific journals, and co-organized a two-day event for scientists and practitioners on refugee inclusion.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  • 2013 
    ESCP Europe, HRM