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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.

NameE-mailFunctionExpertiseDisciplines
drs. B.L. AardemaLecturer
A. AchenbachPhD student
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
S.A. Alt, DrAssistant ProfessorInternational political theory, biopolitical theory, critical perspectives on development and environmental politicsInternational Relations
N. Altundeger, PhD Energy, Energy Policy and Energy Security, Conflict and Cooperation, Media, News and Politics International Relations
Political Science
C.I. Andrä, PhD Theoretical, Historical and Critical Approaches to War and Peace; Knowledge in International Politics; Peace and Conflict Studies; Interpretive and Creative Methods; Arts&Crafts in International Relations International Relations
dr. L.M.X. Ashworth
drs. E. AykaçPhD studentTurkey, Turkish foreign policy, discourse analysis, EU-Turkey relations, the Kurdish issuePolitical Science
International Relations
A.G. Bayramov, DrAssistant Professor International Relations The Caspian Sea,  Azerbaijan, Energy Geopolitics, and Security & Cooperation in Eurasia, Climate Change, Infrastructure Politics, Transnational Corporations. International Relations
F. Belafatti, MScPhD student
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
History
M.A. Campbell-Verduyn, PhDSenior Lecturer (UD1) in International Political Economy My 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
H.C. CanPhD student Energy Diplomacy International Relations
M.C.M. Casiraghi, PhDInternational Relations
Social Sciences, Quantitative Methods
Political Science
T. Cetinoglu, PhDSociology
Political Science
D. Choi
D. CiobanuPhD 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
J.P. Crane-Seeber, DrAssistant 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
D. Dell'Isola, PhD
R.W.K. Distler, DrAssistant Professor Conflict studies, international interventions, post-conflict and (post-)colonial statebuilding under trusteeship, security governance (in particular policing), knowledge in IR, archives of peace and conflict, economies of peace. Qualitative methods, archival research. For publications, please see link below. International Relations
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, development policy)
History
International Relations
Anthropology
A.T.S. Dorhout
L.G. Dos Santos Marques Pedro, PhDPostDoc in the Theory and History of IR IR Theory / Political Thought / Human Rights / History and Theory of International Law / Migration Ethics International Relations
Philosophy
Law
C. DuanPhD studentAsian Studies
P.K. Farneubun, MA
drs. E.M. FeringaCoordinator BA & MA honours programme/ Faculty of Arts
R. De Figueiredo Summa, DrAssistant Professor, IRIO International Political Sociology, Borders, boundaries, displacement International Relations
W.A. Figueroa, Dr Historical and Contemporary China-Middle East Relations, especially Iran-China Relations; History of Iran; History of China; Cold War History History
International Relations
Asian Studies
A.A. Flamind, MAInternational Relations
Philosophy
Sociology
G.W. Fuller, DrAssistant Professor of International Political Economy International Financial Markets, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, International Economics, European Political Economy, EU Macroeconomic Governance International Relations
Political Science
Macro-economics, International and Monetary Economics
N.F. Gäckle, MAPhD student Biopolitics, (pandemic) temporalities, critical security/border studies International 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.
M. Grasten, PhD
prof. dr. mr. T.H.F. HalbertsmaProfessor of International Studies, with a special focus on East Asia / CEASG Director International East Asian studies, Mongolia Asian Studies
International Relations
I. Hamati-Ataya, ProfProfessor of Global International Relations Social, International, and Globalisation Theory; Global Politics of Science and Technology; Global History and Politics of Agriculture and Food-Systems; Deep History and Anthropology of Knowledge; Historical Epistemology; Philosophy of Science History of Science
International Relations
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
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
History
M.C.H. Helbert, PhD
L.C.A. Hemminga, PhD
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
W. Jang
S. Jeon
W. Jiang, MA
B. Johnson, PhDAssistant Professor Critical security studies, Arctic politics and security, technology and International Relations, artificial intelligence. International Relations
Political Science
S. Jun
dr. ir. M.R. Kamminga ethics and world politics/global political economy; theory of international relations International Relations
Ethics
Economics, General
J. Kim
S. Kim
E.J. Kirkpatrick
O.A. KoidisPhD student
M.C. König, MA Critical Security Studies, European Studies, EU enlargement International Relations
Political Science
L.D. Koops-Roo, MAPhD student
T. Lanz, PhD
L.A. Linsi, PhDSenior Lecturer (UD1) in International Political Economy international political economy; global capitalism; international trade; corporate power; economic measurement. International Relations
Political Science
Economics, General
L.E. Lobo-Guerrero, ProfProfessor of History and Theory of International Relations, Head of Department - Early Modern Geopolitical Epistemologies (esp. the XVIC Hispanic Empire)
- Historical Epistemology and International Relations
- The Politics of Global Connectivities
- Geopolitics and Connectivity
- Mapping, critical cartography, and spatial epistemologies 
- The Politics of Uncertainty
- Biopolitics of Security
- Post-structuralism in International Relations
- Insurance and liberal governance
International Relations
History of Science
History
R.M.U. Malau, MAPhD student
F.L.B. MarquesPhD student
Y. Marusyk, MAPhD studentEnergy 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. Meijer- The European geopolitics of soil - Political ecology - Political philosophyInternational Relations
Philosophy
A.M. Muntean Ferraz de Oliveira Marques, PhDAssistant Professor in History and Theory of International Relations My research expertise is on the history of international thought (1800s-on), with special interest on concepts of geopolitics, territory, political spatiality, and global environment governance. In my present work I am interested in tracing how geographers and international thinkers wrote about the connections between environmental crises and world orders, from the 1890s-1960s. In tracing these histories, I want to contribute towards new critical stances about the geopolitics of the Anthropocene today. In previous work, drawing on my doctoral thesis, I analyzed nineteenth century debates about the politics of territorial order, through the unusual imaginations of three anarchists. International Relations
Political Science
Geography
S. Neuman-Stanivukovic, DrAssociate 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
A.A. Nøhr, PhD
A.O. Ongayo, PhD Politics of Development, Political Philosophy and Political Thory, Governance, Sate and Civil Society, Migration and Development, Diaspora transantionalism, Public Policy; International Development Corporation, digital citizenship and governance, Qualitative Research Political Science
International Relations
Development & Transition Economics
C.F. O’Doherty, DrLecturer in International Relations My research centres on the relationship between popular culture and global politics with a focus on imaginings of contemporary conflict and environmental concerns. Current projects include exploring the cinematic temporalities of war; imaginings of the future in climate fiction; and the rebel music scene in Northern Ireland. My teaching experience is broad, but I focus on security studies, cultural approaches to war, theories of IR, and research methods. Check out my article in International Relations: Assemblages of Conflict Termination. International Relations
M.P. PermanaASEAN Economic Integration, Politics of Trade Policy, Public Sector. Political Science
International Relations
C. Pinna, Dr Chinese studies; International Relations; Modern and Contemporary History of Asian countries; Development Studies; International Comparative Education; International Development Cooperation; International Organizations and the UN; Policy Analysis. Asian Studies
International Relations
Development & Transition Economics
drs. M.H.C. PrüstPhD student My research is on the visual economy of the photographic industry: how does photography acquire economic and social value through circulation.
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
C.M. Ryan, DrAssistant ProfessorFeminist and postcolonial security studies, West Africa, Women Peace and Security Agenda, Land politics
P. Saputra, MAAdmission Officer Internationalisation in higher education, Project management, Intercultural communication, European Studies (Euroculture) Area Studies
Political Science
M. Schwab
dr. T. SchweinbergerAssistant Professor of International Political Economy Economic Cooperation and Conflict, trade politics, power competition, U.S.-China trade, China's international political economy, survey experiments, text analysis International Relations
Political Science
Economics, General
M.A. Sezal, DrLecturer Critical Security Studies, International Relations Theories, European Security and Defence, Political Philosophy International Relations
D.U. Shim, DrSenior Lecturer Theories of International Relations, Visual Studies, Political Geography/Critical Geopolitics, Theories of Discourse, East Asian Studies International Relations
Film, Radio, Television
Asian Studies
drs. H. SportelLecturer International Relations and International Organisation Conflicts 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
S. TanakaAssistant Professor International Conflict, Globalization, Redistribution, Inequality, Discrimination, Social Conflicts, Immigration, Gender Inequality International Relations
Political Science
L.J.K. Van Milders, DrIR theory; Critical Security Studies; Decolonial Thought; Politics of Knowledge ProductionInternational Relations
J.E.C. Verweijen, PhDAssistant Professor conflict and security studies; political ecology; political geography International Relations
Political Science
Geography
C.D.M. Vloedbeld, MAPhD student Security studies Sociology
International Relations
Political Science
N.M.T. Voelkner, DrAssociate Professor in International Relations Global Politics of Disease and Health
International Political Sociology
Critical Security Studies
International Relations
Political Science
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
Law
Industrial Relations & Labor
Y. Wang, MA International politics in the Arctic; China-EU foreign direct investment; unintended effects of international cooperation International Relations
K. Wezel, MAPhD student
Y. Zabanova, MA
N.A. Zadeh-Cummings, DrAssistant Professor, International Relations and Humanitarian Action humanitarianism, civil society, North Korea International Relations
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
drs. T.J. de ZeeLecturer European Politics and Society Latest publication: Rensmann, L., & de Zee, T. (2022). The Pandemic Factor: The COVID-19 Crisis in the Alternative for Germany's 2021 Federal Election Campaign. German Politics and Society, 40(4), 69-103. (link) Political Science
International Relations
Y. Zeng, DrAssistant Professor of International Political Economy International political economy, interstate conflict and cooperation, and Chinese foreign policy. International Relations
Political Science
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