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Staff members with discipline International Relations

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.

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International relief expert with over 17 years of practical, managerial and high level research and innovation technology design and utilization. Lived in developed, developing and emergency contexts. Worked with and is afilliated with a variety of international agencies. Has spent years in Kosovo, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, DRC, UK, NL, IL and globally as part of operational response teams, management and as strategic consultant for non profits, social innovation projects and corporate responsibility investments.

Academically, teaches and supervises Ma level. Research interests: organisational learning and change, information management, disaster and innovation and new solution management and integration.

Specialist areas:
Rapid and technical assessments; Needs assessment; Monitoring & Evaluation; Capacity building; Real Time and Post Evaluations; Organisational Learning; Organisational change processes; Management coaching; Innovation in the third sector and, Not for profit start-ups.
 
C. (Chamutal) Afek-Eitam
Contact
c.eitam rug.nl
Function
PhD student
International political theory, biopolitical theory, critical perspectives on development and environmental politics
dr. S.A. (Suvi) Alt
Contact
s.a.alt rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
International Relations
Political Sciences
Higher Education
dr. A. (Arjan) van den Assem
Contact
a.van.den.assem rug.nl
+31 50 36 33878
Function
Director of Education
Turkey, Turkish foreign policy, discourse analysis, EU-Turkey relations, the Kurdish issue
drs. E. (Erdogan) Aykaç
Contact
e.aykac rug.nl
Function
Researcher / Lecturer International Relations
The Caspian Sea,  Azerbaijan, Energy Geopolitics, and Security & Cooperation in Eurasia, Infrastructure Politics, Transnational Corporations.
dr. A.G. (Agha) Bayramov
Contact
a.bayramov rug.nl
+31 50 36 33248
Function
Lecturer International Relations
Field / Discipline
Political philosophy; international political theory; critical development studies; critical environmental studies; political ecology.
No picture available
Contact
a.bellina rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
drs. A. (Arjen) Boekhold
Contact
a.boekhold rug.nl
Function
Lecturer Social Entrepreneurship & Transitions
International economics; Globalization; International trade, Economics of agglomeration, International transfers, Exchange rates, International macroeconomics
see web page:
http://www.eco.rug.nl/medewerk/brakman/

Anno is a researcher at the Data Research Centre, working on the H2020 project 'Cutting Crime Impact' and his doctoral dissertation on law enforcement and Big Data.

In addition, he has 7+ years experience in innovation in education through running simulations for universities, ministries and the Royal Military Academy as a training and educational tool. He has also designed and delivered advanced courses at Utrecht University and Liverpool Hope University.
A.M. (Anno) Bunnik, MA
Contact
a.m.bunnik rug.nl
Function
Researcher, Data Research Centre
Global and regional governance, international finance, non-state actors, science and technology
M.A. (Malcolm) Campbell-Verduyn, PhD
Contact
m.a.campbell-verduyn rug.nl
Function
Political geographies of infrastructure; extractive industries; South-South relations; role of rising powers in global governance; peace operations.
E.M. (Eric) Cezne, MSc
Contact
eric.cezne rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
History of International Political Thought, History of International Relations, Medieval Canon and Roman Law, Politics of History, Historical Narratives in Contemporary Populism, Early Exploration, Religion in International Relations.
dr. J. (Julia) Costa López
Contact
j.costa.lopez rug.nl
+31 50 36 37230
Function
Field / Discipline
Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe; European Union enlargement; European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership
No picture available
Contact
n.de.deugd rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
African studies, international relations and development studies, cultural heritage, non-western history, history of European expansion, history of Dutch foreign policy (colonial policy)
dr. M.R. (Michel) Doortmont
Contact
m.r.doortmont rug.nl
+31 50 36 36002
Function
Reader in International Relations and African Studies
Comparative politics : drivers of international cooperation, international organizations creation (NGOs and IGOs), international public goods provision (humanitarian aid), international dimensions of political violence

Methodology : process tracing, mixed methods research design
C.M. (Clara) Egger, PhD
Contact
c.m.egger rug.nl
Function
A.A. (Ana) Flamind
Contact
a.a.flamind rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Policy Analysis and Policy Implementation, International Organizations, Humanitarian Action, Sociology of Human Rights, Administrative Justice, Social Policy, Social Inclusion, Migration and Refugee Law
V.L.B. (Veronika) Flegar, LLM
Contact
v.l.b.flegar rug.nl
Function
Researcher / PhD Candidate
Latin American Studies, History of Knowledge Production, Cultural History, Colonial Studies
C.E. (Carlos Esteban) Flores Terán
Contact
c.e.flores.teran rug.nl
Function
PhD student
International Financial Markets, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, International Economics, European Political Economy, EU Macroeconomic Governance
dr. G.W. (Greg) Fuller
Contact
g.w.fuller rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
F. (Frank) Gaenssmantel, PhD
Contact
f.gaenssmantel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Bharath is a political geographer focusing on new media, political communication, and cultures of hate and intolerance online using computational and qualitative methods.  

Research Interests  

- Hate, Intolerance, and Prejudice in Europe and North America
- Racism and Bigotry in Digital Propaganda
- Regulatory Responses to Extremism Online
- Social Media and Political Culture
- Disinformation, Social Media Manipulation, and Digital Advertising 

Methodological Interests  

- Natural Language Processing, Corpus Linguistics, and Critical Discourse Analysis
- Social Network Analysis
- Visual Methods 

Biography  

Prior to joining the University of Groningen, Bharath was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. At the OII, he contributed to three projects: (1) the Computational Propaganda Project, where he contributed to analysis of Russian social media manipulation in the United States; (2) the VOX-Pol Project, where he contributed research on digital cultures of the far right in Europe and North America; and (3) the Data Science in Local Government Project, where he contributed survey design and data analysis to understand the state of the art of data science techniques used in local government in the UK (2017-2018).

Bharath completed his PhD in Geography at UCL in 2017, funded by the Bonnart Trust (www.fbbtrust.org.uk). From 2014 to 2017, he was also Senior Researcher at Tell MAMA (www.tellmamauk.org), a British charity that monitors and supports victims of anti-Muslim hate crime. Bharath has commented widely on issues related to disinformation on social media, Russian involvement in the 2016 United States election, hate speech, and the radical right in the UK Houses of Parliament, United Nations, and international media outlets. His recent publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of International Affairs and European Societies. 
B. (Bharath) Ganesh, PhD
Contact
b.ganesh rug.nl
Function
After completing her PhD at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 2016, she spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen. She is the author of "Security Threats and Public Perception: Digital Russia and the Ukraine Crisis" (Palgrave, 2017). Her other publications include peer-reviewed articles on nationalism, sexuality, and social networks, as well as regular blog posts at “The Duck of Minerva”. Lisa's research is situated on the intersection of political theory, international relations, media and cultural studies. 
dr. E. (Lisa) Gaufman
Contact
e.gaufman rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Russian Discourse and Politics
International sanctions, EU Foreign Policy, Illicit Trade
dr. F. (Francesco) Giumelli
Contact
f.giumelli rug.nl
+31 50 36 39685
Function
Deputy Head of Department, Associate Professor in International Relations and International Organization
Coordinator of cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe (EU, Western Balkans, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia), Coimbra Group representative and member of the working group on Academic Exchange & Mobility, Erasmus+ institutional coordinator, KA103 and KA107 project coordinator.
drs. R.J. (Regine) van Groningen
Contact
r.j.van.groningen rug.nl
+31 50 36 37231
Function
Senior policy advisor International Cooperation
Field / Discipline
Critical Security Studies, Resilience, Peace Processes
B.A. (Barbara) Gruber
Contact
b.a.gruber rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
social, political and normative theory of the international / international relations theory / critical approaches to security / citizenship / visual and sonic international relations / historical international relations / the everyday / resistance  / postcolonial studies
dr. X. (Xavier) Guillaume
Contact
x.guillaume rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
East Asian Studies, with a focus on modern day Mongolia
prof. dr. mr. T.H.F. (Tjalling) Halbertsma
Contact
t.h.f.halbertsma rug.nl
Function
Bijzonder hoogleraar
European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy
dr. A.G. Harryvan
Contact
a.g.harryvan rug.nl
Function
associate professor / reader in international relations
Field / Discipline
History and Theory of European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy; China-EU relations
prof. dr. J. (Jan) van der Harst
Contact
j.van.der.harst rug.nl
+31 50 36 36015
Function
Professor of European Integration; Head of Department IRIO (since January 2012)
Field / Discipline
Regional Seas Governance
drs. C.G.A.A. (Constant) Hatenboer
Contact
c.g.a.a.hatenboer rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Social and political theories of international relations, critical theory and international relations, world society studies, security studies, politics of global order
dr. B.A. (Benjamin) Herborth
Contact
b.a.herborth rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Study councellor Humanitarian Actions, liaison officer Humanitarian Organisations, Expertise on Eastern European and Russian Higher education area, internship supervisor, programme coordinator Honours programme Arts
drs. E.M. (Elena) Herman-Pletiougina
Contact
e.m.herman-pletiougina rug.nl
Function
Coordinator Honours Programme Arts
Field / Discipline
- Public international law
- International and European human rights law
- Socio-economic human rights law
- Access to modern energy services / energy poverty
- Disaster management / international disaster law
- Environment/climate change (litigation)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Extra-territorial/transnational human rights law
- New/critical approaches to IL / feminist approaches
M.M.E. (Marlies) Hesselman, LLM
Contact
m.m.e.hesselman rug.nl
Function
Ph.D. Candidate / Lecturer International Law
Political economy of European integration, Enlargement of the European Union and transition processes in Central and Eastern Europe.
prof. dr. H.W. (Herman) Hoen
Contact
h.w.hoen rug.nl
+31 50 36 36019
Function
Professor of International Political Economy
Middle East (Gulf-region)
State-Society Relations
Political Economy
International Relations
Media
G.J. (Gertjan) Hoetjes, MSc
Contact
g.j.hoetjes rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
International Security, International Organisations, African Union, African Peace and Security Architecture
dr. J. (John) Hogan
Contact
j.hogan rug.nl
+31 50 36 36373
Function
Field / Discipline
Communism; ideology in international relations; GDR; Germany; Denmark
dr. C.H. (Carel) Horstmeier
Contact
c.h.horstmeier rug.nl
+31 50 36 35619
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
International Relations Theory, International Political Theory, Normative IR Theory, Critical Theory, Arctic Security, Arctic International Relations and Governance.
dr. C. (Christoph) Humrich
Contact
c.humrich rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Peace and peacebuilding, democracy, power-sharing democracy, group identities and group rights
S. (Sanne) Hupkes, MSc
Contact
s.hupkes rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
ethics and world politics/global political economy; theory of international relations
dr. ir. M.R. (Menno) Kamminga
Contact
m.r.kamminga rug.nl
+31 50 36 37367
Function
senior lecturer
I specialise in themes of state creation and de facto statehood in international politics. Questions of state recognition, sovereignty, international security, and international relations theory are also part of my scholarly field.
dr. L. (Lucas) Knotter
Contact
l.knotter rug.nl
Function
international economics, international trade, trade policy, trade agreements, World Trade Organization, gravity model.
dr. T. (Tristan) Kohl
Contact
t.kohl rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Critical Security Studies, European Studies, EU Enlargement
M.C. (Magdalena) König, MA
Contact
m.c.koenig rug.nl
Function
bc. N. (Naim) Laeni
Contact
n.laeni rug.nl
Function
PhD student
international political economy; foreign direct investments; international trade; macroeconomic statistics.
L.A. (Lukas) Linsi, PhD
Contact
l.a.linsi rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of International Political Economy
- Early Modern Geopolitics (esp. the XVIC 'Spanish' Empire)
- Historical Epistemology and International Relations
- The Politics of Global Connectivities
- Geopolitics and Connectivity
- Maps and Power
- The Politics of Uncertainty
- Insurance and liberal governance
prof. dr. L.E. (Luis) Lobo-Guerrero
Contact
l.e.lobo-guerrero rug.nl
Function
Professor of History and Theory of International Relations
Field / Discipline
I.A. (Amaranta) Luna Arteaga, MA
Contact
i.a.luna.arteaga rug.nl
+31 58 205 5000
Function
Student Recruitment & Internationalisation Officer
Energy Security, Energy Transition, Critical Geopolitics, Sustainability, Global Energy Governance, International Conflict Management.
Y. (Yaroslava) Marusyk, MA
Contact
y.marusyk rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
European security, transatlantic relations, NATO, Dutch foreign and defence policy, European cooperation and discussions on European identity
dr. C.M. (Ine) Megens
Contact
c.m.megens rug.nl
Function
Senior Lecturer Contemporary History
Field / Discipline
As a historian I am specialised in (post)colonial Dutch-Indonesian relations. As International Relations assistent professor my main subject is Asia and especially East Asia/China. 
dr. J.F. (Hans) Meijer
Contact
j.f.meijer rug.nl
+31 50 36 38983
Function
Assistant professor / senior researcher
Field / Discipline
- The European geopolitics of soil - Political ecology - Political philosophy
M.J. Meijer
Contact
maarten.meijer rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Political Economy, IMF Programmes, Labour Markets, Politics of Collective Mobilisations
dr. S. (Saliha) Metinsoy
Contact
s.metinsoy rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
European Integration, EU foreign policy, EU-Russia relations, Central and Eastern European countries
dr. M. (Marek) Neuman
Contact
m.neuman rug.nl
+31 50 36 35925
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
My research is positioned within the emerging field of Critical European Studies. I am interested in questions of Europeanization, citizenship, and (dis)integration and focus on South-East and East-Central Europe.
No picture available
Contact
s.neuman-stanivukovic rug.nl
+31 50 36 35546
Function
Field / Discipline
ASEAN Economic Integration, Politics of Trade Policy, Public Sector, ASEAN Studies. 
M.P. (Prayoga) Permana, MA
Contact
m.p.permana rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Lars Rensmann is Professor of European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen. He serves as the Chair of the Department of European Languages and Cultures and as Director of the Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics. He is a member of several Editorial Boards, including the Journal of International Political Theory (JIPT) and Antisemitism Studies. Before joining RUG, he served as Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome. He is also Permanent Fellow at the Moses Mendelssohn Center, University of Potsdam, and Visiting Professor at JCU in Rome. Prior to his return to Europe, he was the DAAD Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prof. Rensmann holds a BA in Political Science from Luther College, Iowa, and an MA and PhD in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Other previous academic appointments and visiting professorships at Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Vienna, LMU Munich, and the University of Haifa, among many others. Fields of Research: comparative politics, especially European and American political cultures and systems, political parties, and crises of democracy; European radical right and populist parties; populist parties in government; social media and digital populism; antisemitism, conspiracy myths, racism and (counter-)cosmopolitanism in Europe and the US; sports and European/global politics; German politics in European context; European and global political theory; history of international political, democratic and critical theories and their contemporary relevance; human rights and politico-cultural legacies of the Holocaust and genocide; European and global politics of climate change. In 2019, Prof. Rensmann received the Faculty of Arts' "Lecturer of the Year" Award.
prof. dr. L.P. (Lars) Rensmann
Contact
l.p.rensmann rug.nl
+31 50 36 35850
Function
Professor of European Politics and Society
No picture available
Contact
f.r.dos.reis rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
No picture available
Contact
a.m.rogstad rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
International Relations - international political economy - social aspects of trade policy - Caribbean - regionalization - legitimacy - institutional development - political change
dr. G.C. (Gerda) van Roozendaal
Contact
g.c.van.roozendaal rug.nl
+31 50 36 35969
Function
Associate Professor IRIO.
E.R. (Ella) Sebamalai, MA
Contact
e.r.sebamalai rug.nl
+31 50 36 37098
Function
Adviser Internationalisation
Theories of International Relations, Visual Studies, Political Geography/Critical Geopolitics, Theories of Discourse, East Asian Studies
dr. D.U. (David) Shim
Contact
david.shim rug.nl
+31 50 36 37896
Function
Senior Lecturer
Early Modern South Asia; Early Modern Global History; History of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in India and Asia; Indian Ocean Port Cities and Trading Communities; Social History of Knowledge; SondToll Registers Online
dr. A. (Anjana) Singh
Contact
anjana.singh rug.nl
+31 50 36 35914
Function
Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer)
Contemporary South and Southeast Asian history; history of North-South relations since the 19th century; internationalisms after 1945
prof. dr. C. (Clemens) Six
Contact
c.six rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, Globalization, Automation, Development, Poverty, Redistribution, Inequality, Discrimination, Social Conflicts, International Conflicts
S. (Seiki) Tanaka, PhD
Contact
s.tanaka rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
European integration and institutions
State theory and institutionalism
Concept analysis and qualitative methods
Italian politics
P.D. (Pier Domenico) Tortola, PhD PhD
Contact
p.d.tortola rug.nl
Function
Senior lecturer (UD1)
Humanitarian Interventions and Peacekeeping, Armed Conflict, International Development, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (esp. diamonds and gold), African Politics and Security
No picture available
Contact
s.j.n.van.bockstael rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian Action
Global Politics of Disease and Health
International Political Sociology
Critical Security Studies
dr. N.M.T. (Nadine) Voelkner
Contact
n.m.t.voelkner rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in International Relations
Field / Discipline
European social and economic law, the four economic freedoms of the internal market, 'balancing' social and economic law; Free trade agreements between the EU and third countries, e.g. Japan
mr. dr. H.H. (Herman) Voogsgeerd
Contact
h.h.voogsgeerd rug.nl
+31 50 36 35619
Function
lecturer
European integration, climate and energy, trade policy, strategy and foresight, European law, WTO law
prof. mr. dr. J. (Jochem) Wiers, PhD
Contact
j.wiers rug.nl
Function
bijzonder hoogleraar beleidsontwikkeling van de Nederlandse buitenlandse betrekkingen
IR Theory, Security Studies, European Studies, Global Governance, Energy & Geopolitics
prof. dr. J.H. (Jaap) de Wilde
Contact
j.h.de.wilde rug.nl
+31 50 36 35997
Function
Professor of International Relations and Security Studies
Religion and diplomacy, secularism, refugees and forced migration, human rights, development, global justice, globalization, climate change
dr. E.K. (Erin) Wilson
Contact
e.k.wilson rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor of Global Politics and Religion; Vice Dean and Director of Education
Strategy and policy advice
Relations management 
Project management
PhD recruitment
drs. T.N. (Tim) Zwaagstra
Contact
t.n.zwaagstra rug.nl
+31 6 8152 1318
Function
Program Manager Southeast Asia
Field / Discipline
Big Data Ethics and Governance
Blockchain Regulation
Humanitarian Action
State of Emergency
Interdisciplinary Research and Education Management
prof. dr. A.J. (Andrej Janko) Zwitter
Contact
a.zwitter rug.nl
+31 58 205 5001
Function
Dean of Faculty Campus Fryslân / Prof. of Governance and Innovation
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