PhD Candidates

Anna Brosius
EPS

Anna Brosius is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on media effects on public opinion about the European Union in different contexts.

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Anna van Duin
EC

Anna van Duin 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.

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Anouk Zuurmond
EIC

Anouk Zuurmond is a PhD candidate at the Humanities Faculty of the UvA. Her research focuses on strategies and effects of transnational projects that aim to facilitate reflections on a shared European identity.

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Bart Stellinga
PEIW

Bart Stellinga is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the politics of financial regulation and is part of the H2020 ENLIGHTEN-project.

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Christiaan Luigjes
PEIW

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. 

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Christos Louvaris
ELG

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.

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Dana Dolghin
EIC

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. 

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David Bokhorst
ELG PEIW

David Bokhorst is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. He will be working on financial and fiscal governance in the EU, as part of the Horizon2020 sponsored ENLIGHTEN project. 

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Douwe Truijens
ELG

Douwe Truijens is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. His research addresses the question how interest groups respond to new and developing policy-making circumstances in the European Union.

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Enno Maessen
EIC

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.

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Esmé Bosma
EW

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

Hannah Werner
EPS

Hannah Werner is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science. In her PhD project, Hannah studies the often-stated potential of democratic innovations, such as citizen forums or referendums, to reconnect citizens to political authorities and tackle an acclaimed legitimacy deficit with a specific focus on winners and losers of democratic decisions. go to profile

 

Harmen van der Veer
EPS

Harmen van der Veer is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA, working on national and ideological representation in the European Parliament.

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Jessica de Vlieger
ELG PEIW

Jessica de Vlieger is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. She works on analyzing the timing and content of EU macroeconomic indicator harmonization. 

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Joep Schaper
PEIW

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.

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Jos Bartman
EW

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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Josip Kesic
EIC

Josip Kesic is a PhD candidate at the Humanities Faculty of the University of Amsterdam. In his research he analyses the cultural responses from two European border regions - Spain and Balkans - to the resilient stereotypical images often portraying them as exotically not fully 'European'. 

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Judith Zijlstra
EPS

Judith Zijlstra is an external PhD-candidate at the AISSR (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on the scientific migration of Iranian students and academics to the Netherlands and Turkey.

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Klaas Heemskerk
PEIW

Klaas Heemskerk is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. He investigates the social dynamics in boardrooms educational institutions and the impact on the quality of governance.

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Laura Boerhout
EIC

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.

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Laura Burgers
EC

Laura Burgers is a PhD candidate at the European Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) of the UvA. Her research focuses on the democratic legitimacy of judicial law-making in European private law.

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Lisanne de Blok
EPS

Lisanne de Blok is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and studies evaluative-based political trust. In her project she disentangles the conditions affecting the relationship between government performance evaluations and political trust including perceptions of responsibility, clarity of responsibility, personal experiences with policies and relative salience attached to policy areas. go to profile

Lora Sariaslan
EIC

Lora Sariaslan is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on contemporary visual artists and issues of transnational mobility within the European context through a special interest in Turkey. 

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Maria Kranendonk
EPS

Maria Kranendonk is a PhD Candidate at the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam and the Germany Institute Amsterdam (Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam). Her work focuses primarily on the link between social identification and political participation among immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries in Western Europe. go to profile

Milou van Hout
EIC

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. 

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Natalie Welfens
EW

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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Nesrin El Ayadi
EW

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

Or Brook
ELG

Or Brook is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Goverance (ACELG) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on developing a European toolkit for balancing competition and non-competition interests.

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Pieter Lagerwaard
EW

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

Tabitha Oost
EC

Tabitha Oost is a PhD candidate in Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Amsterdam. She also teaches Constitutional and Administrative law courses alternately and publishes in this field.

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Tatevik Manucharyan
ELG

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. 

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Tymen Peverelli
EIC

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.

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Wouter Schakel
PEIW

Wouter Schakel is a PhD candidate in the program group Political Economy and Transnational Governance of the Department of Political Science. His PhD project focuses on the effect of economic inequality on political representation in advanced democracies.
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