Anna van Duijn is a PhD candidate at the Center for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) of the UvA. She investigates the functions of Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - the right to an effective judicial remedy - in European private law adjudication.
Biejan Poor Toulabi is PhD candidate at the department of Political Science of the VU Amsterdam. He is also lecturer of International Relations and education coördinator of the master track Political Science and the LLM Law and Politics of International Security. His research focuses on the proliferation of nucleair arms.
Britta Brugman is PhD candidate and junior lecturer at the John Stuart Mill College and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Vrije Universiteit. Britta's research focuses on how metaphorical frames work in voters’ political decision-making.
Christiaan Luigjes is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. His work focuses on intergovernmental relations regarding social policy, with a specific interest in the fiscal division of labour between levels of government in multi-tiered welfare states.
Christos Louvaris Fasois is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA and the department of Social and Political Sciences in the University of Milano. His research focuses on the European Semester and its effects on national social and employment policies, especially those in Belgium and France.
Dana Dolghin is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory Studies of the UvA, where her project approaches recent memory culture in Romania. She is generally intersecting interests in stabilized discourses on memory in the European context, social memory studies, sociology of knowledge and representation.
Dieuwertje Kuijpers is PhD candidate in the High Risk Politics project at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the VU. Her objective is to assess empirically - by taking a closer look at military interventions - why some governments take decisions involving substantial electoral risks while others do not.
Dion Kramer is a PhD candidate at the Law Faculty of the VU. He conducts research within the NWO-funded research project TransJudFare, exploring systematically and comparatively the impact of case law of the European Court of Justice on the national welfare states of the European Union.
Enno Maessen is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), part of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the relationship of identity, space, and history in the context of historical and spatial imaginings of Beyoğlu, a pivotal district in Istanbul.
Joep Schaper is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. He addresses the question what causes countries to open or close their borders to different kinds of immigrant groups, focusing on possible structural social economic drivers and cultural explanations.
Laura Boerhout is a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam School for Heritage and Memory Studies of the UvA. Her main areas of interests are (intergenerational) transmission of memories, transcultural memory, oral history, memory activism, with a particular focus on South-Eastern Europe.
Magdalena Jozwiak is a PhD candidate at the Law Faculty of the VU and conducts research in the programme Boundaries of Law, within the Transnational Legal Studies Department. Her research concerns interactions between EU law, freedom of expression and the internet.
Mariken van der Velden is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the VU. Her research looks into the question why political parties change their policy position and risk turning their voters away, particularly regarding welfare retrenchment.
Michael Hameleers is PhD candidate in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). The topic of his dissertation research is populism in the media and, more specifically, focuses on "The contents and effects of blame attribution as a populist communication strategy".
Milou van Hout is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research deals with the development and construction of cosmopolitan perceptions and representations of cultural citizenship in Trieste, Italy and Rijeka, Croatia.
Tatevik Manucharyan is a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on executive rulemaking in the context of euro area macroeconomic adjustment programs.
Tymen Peverelli is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Culture and History (ASCH) of the UvA. His PhD project focuses on the interaction between urban and national identification in the Netherlands and Belgium during the nineteenth century. Tymen is also teaching in the 'EU in de klas' course.
Verena Dräbing is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the VU. Her research concerns the gradual transformation of European welfare states towards social investment states and the protection citizens enjoy against 'old' and 'new' social risks.
Wouter Schakel is a PhD candidate in the program group Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV) of the Department of Political Science. His PhD project focuses on the effect of economic inequality on political representation in advanced democracies. The project is funded through an NWO Research Talent Grant and is supervised by prof. dr. Brian Burgoon and dr. Armen Hakhverdian.