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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.

Chair Departmental Board: prof. dr. J. Herman

drs. B.L. AardemaLecturer, PhD Candidate Development, NGOs, transition-strategies, Non-Western Politics & International Relations
dr. S.A. AltAssistant ProfessorInternational political theory, biopolitical theory, critical perspectives on development and environmental politicsInternational Relations
drs. E. AykaçResearcher / Lecturer International RelationsTurkey, Turkish foreign policy, discourse analysis, EU-Turkey relations, the Kurdish issuePolitical Science
International Relations
A.G. Bayramov, MAPhD Student/Lecturer International Relations The Caspian Sea,  Azerbaijan, Energy Geopolitics, and Security & Cooperation in Eurasia. 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
prof. drs. M.J. van den Berg
M. Blaak, MSc
dr. P. Boele Van HensbroekResearch co-ordinator (GSG), Lecturer (Philosophy) African Philosophy, Non-western political thought Philosophy
K.L. de Bruijne, MAPhD student Civil Conflict, Conflict Dynamics, Civil War Termination,  International Relations Theory
M.A. Campbell-Verduyn, PhDGlobal and regional governance, international finance, non-state actors, science and technologyInternational Relations
Political Science
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
T. Cetinoglu, PhD
E.M. Cezne, MSc Political geographies of infrastructure; extractive industries; South-South relations; role of rising powers in global governance; peace operations. International Relations
M. Choi, PhDPhD student
dr. J. Costa LópezHistory 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. N. de DeugdAssistant Professor Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe; European Union enlargement; European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership International Relations
dr. M.R. DoortmontReader in International Relations and African Studies 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, PhDComparative 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
International Relations
Political Science
drs. E.M. FeringaCo-ordinator/Study Advisor
A.A. FlamindPhD student
L. Franza, MAPhD student
dr. G.W. FullerInternational Financial Markets, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, International Economics, European Political Economy, EU Macroeconomic GovernanceInternational Relations
F. Gaenssmantel, PhDAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations
Area Studies
Asian Studies
drs. A.R.M. GigengackTeacherEconomics, General
dr. F. GiumelliDeputy Head of Department, Associate Professor in International Relations and International OrganizationInternational sanctions, EU Foreign Policy, Illicit TradeInternational Relations
Political Science
T. Greiff, MAPhD student
B.A. GruberPhD studentCritical Security Studies, Resilience, Peace ProcessesInternational Relations
dr. X. Guillaumesocial, 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 studiesInternational Relations
prof. dr. mr. T.H.F. HalbertsmaBijzonder hoogleraarEast Asian Studies, with a focus on modern day MongoliaAsian Studies
International Relations
dr. A.G. Harryvanassociate professor / reader in international relations European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy International Relations
prof. dr. J. van der HarstProfessor of European Integration; Head of Department IRIO (since January 2012) History and Theory of European co-operation and integration; Dutch foreign policy; China-EU relations International Relations
dr. B.A. HerborthAssistant 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
dr. A.L. de HeusInternational Relations
Political Science
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dr. J. HoganInternational Security, International Organisations, African Union, African Peace and Security ArchitectureInternational Relations
prof. dr. J. HönkeAssociate Professor + Rosalind Franklin Fellow in International Relations
# Governance beyond the state and new political geographies # non-traditional security and policing, esp. business/resources/infrastructure security # Global South in world politics, South-South relations, esp. peace/security/development interventions and Subsahara Africa # contentious politics and resistance # international political sociology, postcolonial, ethnographic approaches to IR #

Jana Hönke's research is concerned with how 'local' and transnational security practices are co-produced and contested, and to what effect. How does that challenge, and help to rethink, International Relations? Her current work examines how authority and political geographies transform by studying the contested security arrangements related to multinational companies and transport infrastructures in contexts of fragility. Another project revolves around the global making of policing. She has also done research on counterterrorism, state building and development interventions. Theoretically she is interested in how knowledge and everyday practices travel and shape how security is governed, for whom and to what effect, across borders. While doing multi-sited fieldwork, much of her work is linked to Sub-Saharan Africa with research conducted in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania and Guinea.
International Relations
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Area Studies
dr. C.H. HorstmeierLecturerCommunism; ideology in international relations; GDR; Germany; DenmarkInternational Relations
dr. C. HumrichAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations Theory, International Political Theory, Normative IR Theory, Critical Theory, Arctic Security, Arctic International Relations and Governance.International Relations
Political Science
dr. ir. M.R. Kammingasenior lecturer ethics and world politics/global political economy; theory of international relations International Relations
Economics, General
S.G. Katz-Lavigne, MScPhD student
M.S. Keogh, PhD
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
prof. dr. J.G. van der LindeProfessor Geopolitics and Energy
dr. C.J. van der LindenAssistant professor / Coordinator External cooperation Globalisation studies GroningenEducation & Educational Research
Social Issues
Social Work
L.A. Linsi, PhDAssistant Professor of International Political Economyinternational political economy; foreign direct investments; international trade; macroeconomic statistics.International Relations
Political Science
C. Liu, MPhD student
prof. dr. L.E. Lobo-GuerreroProfessor of History and Theory of International Relations- The Politics of Global Connectivities - Geopolitics and Connectivity - Maps and Power - Epistemologies of order, power and governance - the Politics of Uncertainty - Insurance and liberal governanceInternational Relations
L. Lo Presti, PhD
Y. Marusyk, MAPhD CandidateEnergy Security, Energy Transition, Critical Geopolitics, Sustainability, Global Energy Governance, International Conflict Management.International Relations
Political Science
S. Mascarell Ordovas, MInternship CoordinatorPlacements & Career 
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 PhD
dr. S. MetinsoyPolitical Economy, IMF Programmes, Labour Markets, Politics of Collective MobilisationsInternational Relations
prof. dr. O.J. Moore
Z. MurzakulovaPhD student
dr. M. NeumanAssistant ProfessorEuropean Integration, EU foreign policy, EU-Russia relations, Central and Eastern European countriesInternational Relations
dr. S. Neuman-Stanivukovic 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
A.A. Nøhr, PhD
J.J. Oordt, BAProgramme Coordinator / Communications Officer
M.P. Permana, MAPhD studentASEAN Economic Integration, Politics of Trade Policy, Public Sector, ASEAN Studies. Political Science
International Relations
C.J. Poppinga, MSc
dr. F.R. Rodrigues Drenker Dos ReisAssistant ProfessorInternational Relations
A.C. Rodrigues-Vasse, MScAgriculture, Multidisciplinary
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Development & Transition Economics
dr. A.M.M. Rogstad, BscInternational 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
dr. C.M. RyanAssistant ProfessorFeminist and postcolonial security studies, West Africa, Women Peace and Security Agenda, Palestine
dr. M.A. SezalCritical Security Studies, International Relations Theories, Political PhilosophyInternational Relations
N.M.N. Shah, LLMPhD student
dr. D.U. ShimSenior 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
I. Smid, MSc
drs. H. Sportel, MALecturer International Relations and International OrganisationFrozen conflicts in the former Soviet Union, democratic governance (in the security sector), Security Sector Reform (SSR), parliamentary oversight, international negotiations, democratisation in the former Soviet Union (specifically Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine).   
A.J.M. Strik
S. Tanaka, PhDAssistant Professor Comparative Politics, International Political Economy, Globalization, Automation, Development, Poverty, Redistribution, Inequality, Discrimination, Social Conflicts, International Conflicts International Relations
Political Science
E. Tatli, MPhD studentMilitary Science, Islam and Democracy, Civil-Military Relations, History of the Ottoman and the Turkish Republic, International Security,  the Balkans, Middle East, and Afghanistan.
S.B. Tunderman, MA
dr. S.J.N. Van BockstaelAssistant 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. L.J.K. Van Milders
M. Viet, BAProject Manager at Globalisation Studies Groningen
dr. N.M.T. VoelknerAssistant Professor in International RelationsPolitical Ecologies of Global Health / International Political Sociology / Critical Security Studies / Health and HumanitiesInternational 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
drs. C.A.M. WagstaffPlacement Coordinator IRIO
prof. mr. dr. J. Wiers, PhDbijzonder hoogleraar beleidsontwikkeling van de Nederlandse buitenlandse betrekkingenEuropean integration, climate and energy, trade policy, strategy and foresight, European law, WTO lawInternational Relations
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
A.P. WiharaniPhD student
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
Y. Zabanova, MAPhD student
prof. dr. J.J.M. ZeelenFull professor and Associate professorSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinary
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