PhD Candidates

Anastasia Garyfallou
EPS

Anastasia Garyfallou is a PhD candidate in the project “Doing Politics in Times of Crisis”, at the Department of Sociology of the VU. Her research focuses on political participation in Europe, before and after the onset of the financial crisis.

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Anna Brosius
EPS

Anna Brosius is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Her expertise lies in the area of European healthcare communication.

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Anna van Duijn
EC

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.

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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 Bes
ELG EPS

Bart Bes is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the VU. He investigates what factors shape the attitudes of officials working in the European Commission.

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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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Basje Bender
ELG

Basje Bender is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. Her research is on the external dimensions of European competition policy in the context of the GR:EEN (Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks) project.

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Biejan Poor Toulabi
EW

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.

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Britta Brugman
EPS

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.

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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. 

 

 

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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Dieuwertje Kuijpers
EW

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.

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Dion Kramer
EC

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.

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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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Erika van Elsas
EPS

Erika van Elsas is a PhD candidate 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.

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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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Jeroen Rodenberg
EIC

Jeroen Rodenberg is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the VU. His research deals with cultural heritage as a complex and multifaceted policy field.

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Jessica de Vlieger
ELG PEIW

jessica de Vlieger is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA who 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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Josip Kesic
EIC

Josip Kesic is a PhD candidate at the UvA Humanities Faculty. 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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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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Maarten Hillebrandt
ELG

Maarten Hillebrandt is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance of the UvA, whose work explores how transparency rules and practices tend to evolve and what drives such regulatory evolution.

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Maarten van Bezouw
EPS

Maarten van Bezouw is a PhD candidate at Department of Sociology of the VU. Within the POLPART project, he studies the role of identity in both conventional and non-conventional political participation.

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Magdalena Jozwiak
EC ELG

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.

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Mariken van der Velden
PEIW EPS

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.

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Michael Hameleers
EPS

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". 

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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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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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Sarah Hardus
EW

Sarah Hardus is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the UvA. Her PhD research looks at the way in which the OECD/DAC donors respond to the recent increase in Chinese financing to Africa.

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Sebastien Rojon
EPS

Sebastien Rojon is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology of the VU, focusing on how citizens try to influence politics and why.

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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. 

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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Verena Dräbing
PEIW

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.

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PEIW

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.

 

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