Marieke de Goede

Marieke de Goede

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Marieke de Goede is Professor of Politics, with a focus on 'Europe in a Global Order,' at the Department of Political Science, where she co-directs the research group ‘Transnational Configuration, Conflict and Governance’. She holds an ERC Consolidator Grant with the theme: FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial. Her research focuses on counter-terrorism and security practices in Europe, with a specific attention to the role of financial data. 

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Virginie Mamadouh

Virginie Mamadouh

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Virginie Mamadouh is Associate Professor of Political and Cultural Geography at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. Her research interests pertain to (critical) geopolitics, political culture, European integration, (urban) social movements, transnationalism, and multilingualism. For the past 25 years her work on the political and cultural geographies of languages has been focused on Europe and the European Union. 

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Judith Huigens

Judith Huigens is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. She is particularly interested in the challenges, opportunities and ambiguities of EU representation in global organizations such as the G8.

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Geoffrey Underhill

Geoffrey Underhill is Professor of International Governance at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His areas of expertise include political economy of trade and of monetary relations and financial services in internationalising contexts

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Steven Blockmans

Steven Blockmans is Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance at the UvA and a member of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance. His research interests include the EU's role in global governance, the institutional structures for EU external action and EU norm promotion and absorption.

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Christina Eckes

Christina Eckes is Professor in EU Law and Director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance at the UvA. Her research interests include EU constitutional law, external relations of the European Union and Philosophical fundamentals of EU law.

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Otto Holman

Otto Holman is Associate Professor in International Relations and European Integration Studies at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His main research foci are the transnational drivers of European governance transformation, specifically in Central Europe, and core-periphery relations in an enlarged EU.

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Polly Pallister-Wilkins

Polly Pallister-Wilkins is Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution and Governance at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. Her work is concerned with the politics of borders and humanitarian forms of control with specific focus on the Mediterranean region.

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Jeroen Doomernik

Jeroen Doomernik is Assistant Professor of Migration and Ethnic Studies at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His research centers around migration and its practical consequences for European and national migration regulating and integration policies.

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Luc Fransen

Luc Fransen is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His research focuses on how, why and to what effect various types of global governance of social and environmental conditions of production evolve, diffuse and interact.

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Beste Isleyen

Beste Isleyen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. She examines European Union policy towards the Southern Mediterranean in the aftermath of the recent protests and uprisings in the Arab world.

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Dimitris Bouris

Dimitris Bouris is an assistant professor of EU Security/European External Relations at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the EU’s external relations especially towards the Middle East and North Africa as well as on the domains of peacebuilding, state-building and conflict resolution.

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Liza Mügge

Liza Mügge is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Director of the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include Political Equality and Representation, Intersectionality, Politics of Gender, Transnationalism and Diaspora Politics. 

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Vivienne Matthies-Boon

Vivienne Matthies-Boon is an Assistant Professor in the International Relations of the Middle East, in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on in the notion of trauma and mental (as well as spiritual or existential) health, particularly in the Middle East. 

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Silvia Aru

Silvia Aru is a Marie Curie fellow at the department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. In her project  ‘Place for the Asylum Seekers. European Migration Policies and their Socio-Spatial Impacts’ she will look into the discourses and practices of regulating migration to the EU. project website

Rocco Bellanova

Rocco Bellanova is post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science. His research is part of Marieke de Goede’s ERC-funded project  FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial. He focuses on European data-driven security practices and the role played by data protection in their governance. go to profile

Annette Freyberg-Inan

Annette Freyberg-Inan is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and teaches in the fields of International/World Politics, European Politics, Political Theory, Political Psychology, and Social Science Methodology. Her research interests centre on the theoretical and normative aspects of International Relations and International Political Economy, European integration and EU enlargement, and transitions in post-communist Europe and Turkey. go to profile

Conny Roggeband

Conny Roggeband is Assistant Professor in public policy and governance at the Department of Political Science. Her research and teaching concentrates on the role of interest groups and multisectoral policy networks in multilevel governance. Research topics include processes of transnational policy diffusion and policy networks in the European Union and Latin American regional organisations (OAS, Mercosur and CELAC). go to profile

Jos Bartman

Jos Bartman is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at University of Amsterdam, and a team member of the ERC-funded project Authoritarianism in a Global Age. His PhD research focuses on how subnational authoritarian regimes use repression.

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Natalie Welfens

Natalie Welfens is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. Her research project analyses Germany’s humanitarian admission programmes for Syrian refugees and was awarded a Young Talent research grant by the NWO. 

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Esmé Bosma

Esmé Bosma is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science, working within Marieke de Goede’s ERC-funded project  FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial. Her PhD project is situated at the intersection of Science-and-Technology Studies (STS) and security studies and focusses on the role of banks in countering terrorism financing. The project explores how private actors absorb an increasing amount of security responsibilities and consequently become political actors. go to profile

Nesrin El Ayadi

Nesrin El Ayadi is a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. She investigates how linguistic diversity of cities affects the sense of place and feelings of belonging to the city, and is particularly interested in the affective geographies of urban multilingualism. go to profile

Pieter Lagerwaard

Pieter Lagerwaard is a PhD Candidate in Marieke de Goede’s ERC-funded project  FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial.. He aims to understand the European landscape of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and how they engage in Counter Terrorism Finance (CTF) practices. go to profile