Denis Scuto is the vice director of the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and head of the research unit on Contemporary History of Luxembourg. He studied history at the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg and the Université Libre de Bruxelles and is currently Associate Professor for Contemporary History of Luxembourg at the University of Luxembourg.
He worked as history teacher in secondary school in Echternach and Esch-sur-Alzette (1989-2003), lecturer in history and history didactics at the Institut Supérieur d’Etudes et de Recherches Pédagogiques (1997-2003) and since 2003 lecturer and researcher at the newly founded University of Luxembourg. He took his PhD in 2009 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (La nationalité luxembourgeoise (19e-21e siècles). Histoire d’un alliage européen, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2012). Since 2008 he is national expert at the European Union Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), located at the European University Institute in Florence.
His research interests lay in the history of nation-state as a triple integration process (national, social, transnational), migration and citizenship history, labor history and industrial heritage in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. He is also known for his many interventions about contemporary history and uses of the past in the Luxembourg public debate since the 1990s. Since 2014 he has, together with colleagues, a weekly chronicle on contemporary history at radio 100,7 (in Luxembourgish) and in the newspaper Tageblatt (in French).