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International Relations and International Organization

IRIO has an academic staff of more than 40 members. Their disciplinary background vary and range from political science to economics, from history to sociology, from public administration to international law. With regard to teaching, there is structural cooperation with the departments of History, International and European Law, International Economics and Business, as well as with the language departments of English, Spanish, German, and French. Some of the staff members have worked in IGOs, NGOs, ministries or in international research institutes. This, in combination with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, provides for a stimulating and lively working environment.

drs. B.L. AardemaLecturer
C. Afek Eitam, MA 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.
International Relations
Organization Studies
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dr. D. AhmadiAssistant Professor Donya Ahmadi is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Groningen. She teaches various courses at the department of International Relations and International Organization, including a MA Research Seminar titled 'Race, Class, and Gender Intersectionality'. Her current research project concerns the (re)-gendering of contemporary Iranian historiography, through documenting and highlighting the crucial role played by women activists in the political developments of 20th and 21th century Iran.

Relatedly, her broader research addresses an intersectional feminist critique of Iranian nationalism, and its historical and contemporary manifestations through gendered processes and embodied practices of assimilation.

International Relations
A. Aiello, MA
S.A. Alt, DrAssistant ProfessorInternational political theory, biopolitical theory, critical perspectives on development and environmental politicsInternational Relations
N. Altundeger, PhDEnergy Security
Energy Policy
Turkish Politics and Turkish Energy Policy
International Relations
Political Science
drs. E. AykaçPhD studentTurkey, Turkish foreign policy, discourse analysis, EU-Turkey relations, the Kurdish issuePolitical Science
International Relations
J.D. Bakker, MALecturerInternational Relations
dr. A.G. BayramovAssistant Professor International Relations The Caspian Sea,  Azerbaijan, Energy Geopolitics, and Security & Cooperation in Eurasia, Climate Change, Infrastructure Politics, Transnational Corporations. International Relations
N.A. Beekman, MPhD student
F. Belafatti, MScPhD student
A. BellinaPhD studentPolitical philosophy; international political theory; critical development studies; critical environmental studies; political ecology.International Relations
M. Blaak, MSc
S.J.N. van Bockstael, DrAssistant Professor Globalisation Studies and Humanitarian ActionHumanitarian Interventions and Peacekeeping, Armed Conflict, International Development, Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (esp. diamonds and gold), African Politics and SecurityInternational Relations
Political Science
dr. P. Boele van HensbroekResearch co-ordinator (GSG), Lecturer (Philosophy) African Philosophy, Non-western political thought Philosophy
E.F. Brontsema, MASecretary
D.A.L. Cadier, PhDForeign Policy Analysis, EU-Russia relations, Central/Eastern Europe, Populism in International Relations, EU External ActionInternational Relations
Political Science
M.A. Campbell-Verduyn, PhDMy research is generally concerned with the roles of emergent technologies, non-state actors and expert knowledge in contemporary global governance. In particular, I study the on-going and varying implications of big data and blockchain technologies at the intersections of global environmental, financial and security governance. International Relations
Political Science
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
T. Cetinoglu, PhDSociology
Political Science
H. Cho, M
M. Choi, PhDPhD student
J. Costa López, DrHistory 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.International Relations
dr. J.P. Crane-SeeberAssistant Professor of International Relations and Security StudiesDr. Jesse Crane-Seeber holds a BA in “Resisting Hegemony,” a major of his own design, from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY, USA), and a PhD in International Relations from American University (Washington, DC, USA). His research has covered the US military as a sociological worksite, as an occupying force in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a symbolic cornerstone of masculinity in US culture, and a productive site of desire.

His recent work has contributed to critical security studies, particularly in theorizing embodiment and desire in militarized cultures and institutions. He is currently completing his book, Fetishizing the Tactical, which traces the history and diffusion of de-politicized tactical training from the US military into US society and around the world, with the goal of understanding the sociocultural basis of permanent unwinnable wars and their racialized and gendered effects. His work has been published in a number of journals, including International Political Sociology, Critical Military Studies, Critical Studies on Security, and The International Feminist Journal of Politics. He has also published chapters on methodology in Critical Security Studies, the politics of gender and sexuality across time, as well as intersections between popular culture and militarization.

Dr. Crane-Seeber has previously served as Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies, King's College London (UK), Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC, USA) and Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA). He also held Postdoctoral Fellowships at North Carolina State University and the Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences (Bremen, Germany).
International Relations
E. De Saint-Phalle, MAPolitical parties, party image, electoral campaigns, content analysis, comparative studies, quantitative methods, text analysisPolitical Science
Social Sciences, Quantitative Methods
dr. M.R. DoortmontReader in International Relations and African Studies (with ius promovendi) African studies, international relations and development studies, cultural heritage, non-western history, history of European expansion, history of Dutch foreign policy (colonial policy)
International Relations
C. DuanPhD studentAsian Studies
C.M. Egger, PhDPolitical economy of crises : economic and political drivers, transnational dimensions of political violence, measurement of crises

Crisis governance : drivers and impacts of emergency policy-making, crisis-management institutions and actors

Democratization and democratic resilience : democratization of foreign policy, attitudes towards democracy, transnational history of suffrage, direct democracy institutions

Methodology : mixed methods research design, natural language processing, quantitative methods
International Relations
Political Science
P.K. Farneubun, MA
dr. M. Favila-Vazquez
drs. E.M. FeringaCoordinator BA & MA honours programme/ Faculty of Arts
A.A. FlamindPhD studentInternational Relations
G.W. Fuller, DrInternational Financial Markets, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, International Economics, European Political Economy, EU Macroeconomic GovernanceInternational Relations
N.F. Gäckle, MAPhD studentBiopolitics, (pandemic) temporalities, critical security/border studiesInternational Relations
Political Science
F. Gaenssmantel, PhDAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations
Area Studies
Asian Studies
E.E.A. van Gils, PhDAssistant ProfessorEuropean Union
Eastern Partnership
Post-Soviet politics
International Relations
Political Science
Area Studies
F. Giumelli, DrDeputy Head of Department, Associate Professor in International Relations and International OrganizationInternational sanctions, EU Foreign Policy, Illicit TradeInternational Relations
Political Science
D.E. Gómez Uribe, MScLecturerDaniel Gómez Uribe is an International Relations Lecturer at RUG. He received a PhD from the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on civilian agency during civil wars, and alliances between civilians and combatants, with a focus on Colombia.
B.A. Gruber, MACritical Security Studies, Resilience, Peace ProcessesInternational Relations
X. Guillaume, DrInternational Relations
prof. dr. mr. T.H.F. HalbertsmaBijzonder hoogleraarEast Asian Studies, with a focus on modern day MongoliaAsian Studies
International Relations
dr. A.G. HarryvanJean Monnet Chair European Politics and Governance European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy International Relations
prof. dr. J. van der HarstProfessor of European Integration History and Theory of European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy; China-EU relations International Relations
M.C.H. Helbert, PhD
L.C.A. Hemminga, MA MSc
B.A. Herborth, DrAssistant ProfessorSocial and political theories of international relations, critical theory and international relations, world society studies, security studies, politics of global orderInternational Relations
drs. E.M. Herman-PletiouginaCoordinator Honours Programme ArtsStudy councellor Humanitarian Actions, liaison officer Humanitarian Organisations, Expertise on Eastern European and Russian Higher education area, internship supervisor, programme coordinator Honours programme ArtsInternational Relations
prof. dr. H.W. HoenProfessor of International Political Economy Political economy of European integration, Enlargement of the European Union and transition processes in Central and Eastern Europe. International Relations
Economics, General
R.L. Holzhacker, Prof DrProfessor Professor of Multilevel Governance and Regional Structure
C. Humrich, DrAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations Theory, International Political Theory, Normative IR Theory, Critical Theory, Arctic Security, Arctic International Relations and Governance.International Relations
Political Science
W. Jiang, MA
R. Jjuuko, PhD
S.C.J. Jung
dr. ir. M.R. Kammingasenior lecturer ethics and world politics/global political economy; theory of international relations International Relations
Economics, General
L. Karam, M
S.J. Kim, M
dr. S.T. Klein Schaarsberg
dr. L. KnotterI 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.International Relations
Political Science
International & European Law
M.C. König, MACritical Security Studies, European Studies, EU enlargementInternational Relations
Political Science
L.D. Koops-Roo, MAPhD student
T. Lanz, PhD
prof. dr. J.G. van der LindeProfessor Geopolitics and EnergyEnergy & Fuels
International Relations
Economics, General
dr. C.J. van der LindenAssistant professor / Coordinator External cooperation Globalisation studies Groningen / UNESCO chair holder Lifelong learning, youth and work, Gulu University, UgandaEducation & Educational Research
Social Issues
Social Work
L.A. Linsi, PhDAssistant Professor of International Political Economyinternational political economy; multinational corporations; global production networks; foreign direct investments; international trade; inequality; economic statistics.International Relations
Political Science
C. Liu, MPhD student
L.E. Lobo-Guerrero, Prof DrProfessor of History and Theory of International Relations- Early Modern Geopolitics (esp. the XVIC 'Spanish' Empire)
- Historical Epistemology and International Relations
- The Politics of Global Connectivities
- Geopolitics and Connectivity
- Mapping, critical cartography, and the creation of novel spaces 
- The Politics of Uncertainty
- Biopolitics of Security
- Post-structuralism in International Relations
- Insurance and liberal governance
International Relations
Y. Marusyk, MAPhD CandidateEnergy Security, Energy Transition, Critical Geopolitics, Sustainability, Global Energy Governance, International Conflict Management.International Relations
Political Science
dr. J.F. MeijerAssistant professor / senior researcher 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.  History
International Relations
M.J. MeijerPhD student- The European geopolitics of soil - Political ecology - Political philosophyInternational Relations
A. Mercado Auf der Maur, PhD
S. Metinsoy, DrPolitical Economy, IMF Programmes, Labour Markets, Politics of Collective MobilisationsInternational Relations
L.J.K. van Milders, DrIR theory; Critical Security Studies; Decolonial Thought; Politics of Knowledge ProductionInternational Relations
M. Neuman, DrAssistant ProfessorEuropean Integration, EU foreign policy, EU-Russia relations, Central and Eastern European countriesInternational Relations
S. Neuman-Stanivukovic, DrAssistant Professor 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. International Relations
C.F. O’Doherty, PhDLecturer in International RelationsMy research centres on the relationship between popular culture and global politics with a focus on imaginings of contemporary conflict and environmental concerns. My teaching is broad, but I especially like security studies, cultural approaches to war, and theories of IR.International Relations
M.P. PermanaASEAN Economic Integration, Politics of Trade Policy, Public Sector. Political Science
International Relations
C.J. Poppinga, MSc
A.C. Rodrigues, MScProject expert in Rural Development and Agricultural EducationAgriculture, Multidisciplinary
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Development & Transition Economics
F.R. Rodrigues Drenker Dos Reis, DrAssistant ProfessorHistory and Theory of International Relations and International Law; Politics of Globality; Mapping and Critical Cartography; Imperial GermanyInternational Relations
A.M.M. Rogstad, PhDRussian-Western relations; Russian and post-Soviet politics; Brexit; critical and sociological approaches to IR; revolutionsInternational Relations
dr. G.C. van RoozendaalAssociate Professor IRIO. International Relations - international political economy - social aspects of trade policy - Caribbean - regionalization - legitimacy - institutional development - political change International Relations
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
S. Rubini, B
dr. B.J. Ryan, M
C.M. Ryan, DrAssistant ProfessorFeminist and postcolonial security studies, West Africa, Women Peace and Security Agenda, Land politics
M.A. Sezal, DrCritical Security Studies, International Relations Theories, European Security and Defence, Political PhilosophyInternational Relations
D.U. Shim, DrSenior LecturerTheories of International Relations, Visual Studies, Political Geography/Critical Geopolitics, Theories of Discourse, East Asian StudiesInternational Relations
Film, Radio, Television
Asian Studies
C. Sinar, MAPhD student
drs. H. Sportel, MALecturer International Relations and International OrganisationConflicts in the former Soviet Union (Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine), democratic governance (in the security sector), Security Sector Reform (SSR), parliamentary oversight, international negotiations, democratisation in the former Soviet Union and Western Balkans (specifically Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina).
O.M. Stormoen, MPhD student
A.J.M. Strik
S. TanakaAssistant Professor Gender Inequality, Globalization, Redistribution, Inequality, Discrimination, Social Conflicts, International Conflicts International Relations
Political Science
E. TatliPhD studentMilitary Science, Islam and Democracy, Civil-Military Relations, History of the Ottoman and the Turkish Republic, International Security,  the Balkans, Middle East, and Afghanistan.
M. Viet, BAProject Manager at Globalisation Studies Groningen
C.D.M. Vloedbeld, MAPhD studentSecurity studiesSociology
International Relations
Political Science
N.M.T. Voelkner, DrAssistant Professor in International RelationsGlobal Politics of Disease and Health
International Political Sociology
Critical Security Studies
International Relations
mr. dr. H.H. Voogsgeerdlecturer 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 International Relations
Industrial Relations & Labor
T. Wagenmakers, M
drs. C.A.M. WagstaffPlacement Coordinator IRIO
prof. dr. J.H. de WildeProfessor of International Relations and Security Studies IR Theory, Security Studies, European Studies, Global Governance, Energy & Geopolitics International Relations
Political Science
W. Xu, MA
E.T. You
Y. Zabanova, MAPhD student
drs. T.J. de Zee
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