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Chair group Politics and Society

Name Position Expertise Language specialty

Stefan Couperus

Associate professor

political, social, and urban history of modern Europe; political and democratic theory; urban governance

Dutch, English

Adrian Favero

Assistant professor

European integration, party organisation, intra-EU migration, and post-communist societies in Europe

German, French, English

Elizaveta Gaufman

Assistant professor

international relations, political theory, sociolinguistics, Russia, Post-Soviet space

Russian, English

Léonie de Jonge

Assistant professor

comparative politics; populism; Western Europe; European politics; the far right; mediatisaion of politics

German, French, Dutch, English

Benjamin Leruth

Assistant professor

European integration; social and welfare policy; comparative politics; Euroscepticism; democratic innovations

English, French

Hugh McDonnell

Assistant professor

French, Spanish and European 20th century history, culture, literature and politics.

English, Spanish, French

Stephen Milder

Assistant professor

political, social, and environmental history of modern Europe; history of social movements and democracy

German, English

Gilles Pittoors


political parties, multilevel democracy, European Integration, Europeanisation, transnationalism

Dutch, English, French

Martijn Schoonvelde

Assistant professor

Comparative politics, political communication, text as data, computational social science

Dutch, English

Pier Domenico Tortola

Associate professor

European integration and institutions; State theory and institutionalism; Social science methodology; Italian politics

English, Italian

Agnes Wankmüller

PhD candidate

radical right and social media

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