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Utrecht Centre for International Studies

UCIS Faculty

The complex interconnectedness of today’s world presents unique challenges and pressing questions. The work of UCIS researchers, working in various disciplines and studying international issues across the Humanities, Law and Governance, aims to address these challenges and questions. Their work can be characterized as synergising theoretical, historical, legal, sociocultural and policy perspectives to better understand and explain pressing global issues.

UCIS Faculty

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Beatrice de Graaf
Professor History of International Relations & Global Governance, Research Adviser UCIS
Expertise: Internation relations, history of national security in the west (19th-21st century), counterterrorism and political violence, securitization and international relations.
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Duco Hellema
Professor History of International Relations, Director UCIS
Expertise: International relations, Dutch foreign policy, seventies, human rights, history of counterterrorism 1945-2005.
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Brianne McGonigle Leyh
Associate Professor of Human Rights, Co-director UCIS
Expertise: Transitional justice, human rights, international criminal law and procedure, victims’ rights, international relations.
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Wieger Bakker
Professor Public Governance and Management
Expertise: Public Governance, European Citizenship, Development Cooperation, Education and Implementation.
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Marloes Beers
Lecturer History of International Relations
Expertise: Europe, energy politics, Cold War
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Paul de Bijl
Senior lecturer European Governance
Expertise: competition and regulation.
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Chris van der Borgh
Assistant Professor at the Centre for Conflict Studies
Expertise: conflict analysis, political development, international conflict resolution and peace building.
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Eleni Braat
Assistant Professor History of International Relations
Expertise: Intelligence and international diplomacy
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Gijs Jan Brandsma
Assistant Professor European Governance
Expertise: European Union, comitology, delegation and accountability, transparency and public accountability.
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Marjolein van den Brink
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: human rights, gender (cis & LGBTI), personal status & family law, multiculturalism & legal pluralism, equality & non-discrimination and vulnerable groups.
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Ton van den Brink
Associate Professor of European Law and European Governance
Expertise: European constitutional law, national dimension European integration process, legal aspects of the current economic crisis.
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Antoine Buyse
Professor of Human Rights
Expertise: Human rights, European Convention on human rights, housing rights, freedom of expression, conflict studies, transitional justice.
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Laurien Crump
Assistant Professor History of International Relations
Expertise: Cold War, Warsaw Pact, Eastern Europe, alliances, sixties, Détente
and new Cold War history.
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Hanne Cuyckens
Lecturer International and European Law
Expertise: International and European Law
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Jolle Demmers
Associate Professor of Conflict Studies
Expertise: Conflict Studies, theories of violent conflict, role of diasporas in violent conflict, ethnographies of neoliberalism.
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Antonius Duijkersloot
Assistant Professor Administrative Law and Legal Theory
Expertise: Administrative Law on the financial sector, administrative organization law, European administrative law and supervision of regulated markets.
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Katharine Fortin
PhD Candidate International and European Law
Expertise: armed conflict, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, Public International Law and armed groups.
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Georg Frerks
Professor Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management
Expertise: Conflict Studies, Conflict and cooperation, Conflict Policies and Politics, Human Security.
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Diane Fromage
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: National and Regional parliaments in the European Union, interparliamentary cooperation, Institutional matters in the EU and comparative constitutional perspective.
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Mario Fumerton
Assistant Professor in Conflict Studies
Expertise: Contentious politics, mobilisation and collective action, civilian counterinsurgency, and reconciliation.
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Anna Gerbrandy
Professor Competition Law and European Governance
Expertise: European Law, European and national Competition Law, Competition Law Procedures, judicial review.
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Lauren Gould
Assistant Professor in Conflict Studies
Expertise: violent conflict, critical discursive approach, power, framing, discourse, transitional justice, international criminal law, humanitarian intervention and reconciliation.
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Bob de Graaff
Professor Intelligence
Expertise : Intelligence and Security Studies
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Liesbeth van de Grift
Assistant Professor History of International Relations (the co-director of UCIS)
Expertise: Europe, institutions and democracy, regime change
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Johan den Hertog
Associate Professor European Governance
Expertise: economic regulation, competition, regulatory reform and deregulation, institutional economics, welfare economics, and social regulation.
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Jan Hoffenaar
Endowed Professor Military violence
Expertise: Military violence in IR
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Narin Idriz
Assistant Professor European Law
Expertise: European constitutional law, Fundamental rights & freedoms and Enlargement of the European Union.
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Urszula Jaremba
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: EU law in Member States of the EU, judicial protection in the EU and the EU internal market, the law of the internal market, direct and indirect taxation in the EU, free movement of capital, judicial protection in the EU, the functioning of the Court of Justice of the European Union, enforcement of EU competition law, socio-legal studies and methodology, gender studies and legal consciousness.
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Machiko Kanetake
Assistant Professor Public International Law
Expertise: Interfaces between national and international law, United Nations law, international organizations law, and international human rights law.
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Yvonne Kleistra
Lecturer History of International Relations
Expertise: Human Rights and Developement Cooperation
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Christ Klep
Lecturer History of International Relations
Expertise: Military history and humanitarian intervention
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Peter Malcontent
Assistant Professor History of International Relations
Expertise: International relations, Dutch foreign policy, human rights policy, remedies for grave historical injustices.
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Tony Marguery
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: European Union, European Law and European criminal law and Fudamental Rights.
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Andrea Minto
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: European Economic Law, European Competition Law, European and Comparative Financial Regulation, Company and Business Law, Banking Law.
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Jacco Pekelder
Assistant Professor History of International Relations
Expertise: Germany, terrorism and the history of the seventies
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Ilias Plakokefalos
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: public international law, the law of international responsibility, international environmental law and the law of the sea.
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Sebastiaan Princen
Professor Governance and Policymaking in the European Union
Expertise: policy processes, decision-making, policy implementation, and European integration.
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Remco Raben
Associate Professor History of International Relations
Expertise: Colonialism post-colonialism and North-South relation
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Cedric Ryngaert
Professor of Public International Law
Expertise: Public international law, jurisdiction and immunities, international organizations, non-state actors, international criminal law.
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Joop Schippers
Professor Labour Economics
Expertise: labour market, gender issues, retirement, human capital, labour market flexibility and self-employment,
life course and career issues, elder employees and sustainable participation
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Linda Senden
Professor of European Law and European Governance
Expertise: EU law, institutional and constitutional dimension of EU law, regulatory and enforcement aspects of the European integration process.
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Otto Spijkers
Assistant Professor of Public International Law
Expertise: Public international law, United Nations, international law, international human rights law, human rights.
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Alexandra Timmer
Assistant Professor International and European Law
Expertise: human rights, European Convention on Human Rights, gender equality and discrimination.
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Seline Trevisanut
Assistant Professor of international law
Expertise: Public international law, law of the sea, environmental law, energy law, human rights law, investment law.
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Sybe de Vries
Professor of EU Single Market Law and Fundamental rights
Expertise: EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, EU Single Market, competition law, European substantive law.