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B.J.J. (Benjamin) Leruth, PhD

Assistant Professor (UD1)
B.J.J. (Benjamin) Leruth, PhD


Benjamin Leruth is an Assistant Professor (UD1) in Politics and Society specializing in comparative welfare policy, long-term politics, democratic innovations, Euroscepticism and differentiation in the European Union. Prior to joining the University of Groningen, he worked as Assistant Professor in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Canberra (2017-19), as a Research Associate at the University of Kent (2015-17) and as a Teaching Fellow in French and European Politics at the University of Bath (2014-15). He also held a visiting fellowship at the ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo). He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, a LL.M. in European Law from the University of Kent and a BA in Political Science from the University of Namur. He is the co-author and co-editor of various books, such as Euroscepticism as a Transnational and pan-European Phenomenon (Routledge, 2017); After Austerity (Oxford University Press, 2017); the Routledge Handbook of Euroscepticism (Routledge, 2018); Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare (Palgrave, 2018); and Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era (Routledge, 2020). His articles have been published in journals such as Policy & Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Politics, Comparative European Politics, and Social Policy & Administration.

Other positions

Chair, Young Academy Groningen (2022-23)
Editor, Acta Politica (since 2021)
Theme Director, Democracy & Governance, Agricola School for Sustainable Development (since 2021)
European Languages and Cultures Programme Coordinator (since 2020)
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Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Chair group European Politics and Society