28 March 2017 | EW EC ELG EPS | News

ACCESS EUROPE PhD's awarded doctoral degree

During the last three weeks, no less than five ACCESS EUROPE PhDs successfully defended their theses in front of their respective PhD committees. ACCESS EUROPE warmly congratulates them with this great achievement!

Erika van Elsas

Erika van Elsas (EPS) did her PhD at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam and the Duitsland Institute Amsterdam, focusing on patterns of realignment among Western European voters in cross-national and longitudinal perspective. Erika is now a postdoctoral researchers at the EUROPINIONS project of ACCESS EUROPE Theme Leader Claes de Vreese.

Maarten Hillebrandt

Maarten Hillebrandt (EC) did his PhD at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance of the UvA. His PhD research explored how transparency rules and practices tend to evolve and what drives such regulatory evolution. Maarten is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University. 

Gavin Sullivan

Gavin Sullivan (EW) did his PhD at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. In his PhD thesis he critically examines the UN’s Al-Quada counterterrorism listing regime as a novel form of global security law. Since January 2016, Gavin is a lecturer in at the Kent Law School.

Bart Bes

Bart Bes (ELG) was awarded his PhD by the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the VU. His research investigates what factors shape the attitudes of officials working in the European Commission. Bart is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science, Lund University.

Trineke Palm

Trineke Palm (EW) was a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the VU. Her PhD research analyzed the EU’s military operations to reflect upon the evolving character of the EU as an international power after the end of the Cold War. Trineke has moved on as a post-doctoral researcher at the NWO project “Blueprints of Hope: designing post-War Europe” led by professor Beatrice de Graaf (Utrecht University).