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Staff members with discipline Environmental Studies

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Radiation Protection
dr. H.F. (Hielke Freerk) Boersma
Contact
h.f.boersma rug.nl
+31 50 36 35551
Function
Radiation Protection Expert
Bestuurs(proces)recht; milieurecht
mr. L.S. (Lolke) Braaksma
Contact
l.s.braaksma rug.nl
+31 50 36 35505
Function
PhD student
K. (Karina) Castro Arce
Contact
k.castro.arce rug.nl
Function
PhD Researcher
Governance and policy issues, Implementation of Technology Innovation, Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Input output analysis, Economic growth, Technology and Innovations, Industrial organization, Matrix algebra
prof. dr. H.W.A. (Erik) Dietzenbacher
Contact
h.w.a.dietzenbacher rug.nl
+31 50 36 33813
Function
Professor
Administrative law; environmental law; sustainability law
prof. mr. dr. K.J. (Kars) de Graaf
Contact
k.j.de.graaf rug.nl
+31 50 36 35787
Function
Professor of Public Law and Sustainability
Environmental Management System, Industrial Ecology, Circular Economy, Biogas
D.L. (Linh) Hoang, MSc MSc
Contact
d.l.hoang rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Environmental law, public law, EU law and their mutual relations.
prof. mr. dr. J.H. (Jan) Jans
Contact
j.h.jans rug.nl
Function
Professor of Administrative Law; Vice dean
Field / Discipline
Social, Political, and Environmental History of Modern Europe.  Particular interest in transnational history, and social movements.
S.H. (Stephen) Milder, PhD
Contact
s.h.milder rug.nl
+31 50 36 36023
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. H.C. (Henk) Moll
Contact
h.c.moll rug.nl
+31 50 36 34607
Function
Professor natural resources for sustainable production and consumption
African history (particularly Zambia and D.R. Congo); environmental history; social history; oral history
I. (Iva) Pesa, PhD
Contact
i.pesa rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Contemporary History
Complex Systems, Network Theory, Energetics, Energy Modelling, Industrial Ecology, Rebound Effect, Finite Time Thermodynamics, Energy Efficiency, Transport Networks, Energy Markets
F. (Franco) Ruzzenenti, PhD
Contact
f.ruzzenenti rug.nl
+31 50 36 34691
Function
Environmental Leadership 
Pro-Environmental Behavior
H.C. Saral
Contact
h.c.saral rug.nl
Function
PhD student
J.D. Schnepf's current research focuses on the literature and culture of the US security state, surveillance technologies, extractive infrastructures, and the War on Terror. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in academic journals including Feminist Media Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Media + Environment, Modern Fiction Studies, Museum Anthropology, Review of International Amerian Studies, Surveillance & Society, and American Literary History: Online Review. In addition, she has essays in the digital humanities volume titled, Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor (Routledge), in the recent volume, Life Forms: Essays on the Artworks of Andreas Greiner, and the Display, Synthesis, and Simulation of Life (Snoeck), and in the forthcoming collection, Drone Aesthetics: War, Culture, Ecology (Open Humanities).

Schnepf is currently at work on a book project that traces the relationship between militarized drones that maintain US imperialism overseas and cultural representations of femininity and domesticity at home. A special issue titled "Gender and Surveillance," edited with Dr Molly Geidel, is forthcoming for Review of International American Studies (RIAS) .

In 2019, she was awarded two competitive prizes from international and national academic associations: the Emory Elliott Prize by the International American Studies Association (IASA) at the IX IASA World Congress and the Amy J. Elias Founder's Award by the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP). Her research has been supported by institutions including Brown University, Harvard University, Princeton University,  The English Institute, the American Association of Geographers, the Huntington Library, and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation

Schnepf offers courses in the areas of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American studies, literature, gender and women’s studies, and surveillance studies. Recent courses include "Domestic Cultures of US Imperialism"; “Computers and US Culture”; “Domestic Disturbances”; “Reading Minds”; and “Imagining Media.”

Before joining the Groningen faculty, Schnepf was a Postdoctoral Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program and the 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Associate for the Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) Seminar "Gender and Security" at Princeton University. She also mentored first-generation, low-income students as a SIFP Faculty Fellow. Prior to her Princeton lectureship, she served as a Lecturer in the History & Literature concentration at Harvard University where she also co-directed the Novel Theory Across the Disciplines seminar at the Mahindra Humanities Center. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Brown University.
J.D. Schnepf, PhD
Contact
j.d.schnepf rug.nl
Function
Multi-sector economics; Catastrophe input-output analysis; History of economic thought.
prof. dr. A.E. (Bert) Steenge
Contact
a.e.steenge rug.nl
+31 50 36 32720
Function
Professor
Keywords to describe research:
social impact assessment and management; social performance; social licence to operate; social sustainability; sense of place; place attachment; community engagement; public participation; corporate social responsibility; human rights impact assessment; social aspects of climate change; social aspects of natural resource management; technology assessment; applied social research; cultural geography (social/human geography); environmental sociology; rural sociology; sociology of food and agriculture

Other matters to note:

Prof Vanclay was awarded the 2014 Individual Award from the International Association for Impact Assessment for his sustained contribution to the theory and practice of social impact assessment.
 
Prof Vanclay has been a visiting professor with: the University of Eastern Finland, 2012; the University of Sao Paulo (San Carlos campus), Brazil,  2012; the University of Southern Queensland, 2016; National Taiwan University, 2017; and the North West A&F University, China, 2017. 

Prof Vanclay
was President of the International Rural Sociology Association from 2000 to 2004. He also has a long affiliation with the International Association for Impact Assessment including sometime member of the Board of Directors, and various Committee Chair appointments 
prof. dr. F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay
Contact
frank.vanclay rug.nl
+31 50 36 38657
Function
Professor of Cultural Geography, Director Urban & Regional Studies Institute
R. (Rubén) Vezzoni
Contact
r.vezzoni rug.nl
Function
Tradable rights, emissions trading, climate regulation
prof. dr. E. (Edwin) Woerdman
Contact
e.woerdman rug.nl
+31 50 36 35736
Function
Professor of Markets and Regulation
Social, political and institutional analysis, land tenure, land use planning, land governance, agricultural policy, public participation, civic engagement, public-private-partnership, integrated rural-urban development and planning, China-Africa development cooperation, aid effectiveness, South-South development cooperation, China-EU cooperation in agriculture and environmental governance
dr. Y. (Yongjun) Zhao
Contact
yongjun.zhao rug.nl
Function
International Cooperation Adviser; Associate Professor in Integrated Rural-Urban Development and Governance
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