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 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 After Austerity (Oxford University Press, 2017); two Routledge Handbooks (on Euroscepticism, 2018, and on Differentiation in the European Union, 2022); Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare (Palgrave, 2018); Euroscepticism as a Transnational and pan-European Phenomenon (Routledge, 2017); 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, Contemporary Security Policy, and Social Policy & Administration.
Benjamin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Acta Politica and the Chair of the Young Academy Groningen. He is the deputy coordinator and a Work Package leader within the Horizon EU project "Rebuilding Governance and Resilience out of the Pandemic (REGROUP)".
You can find more information about Benjamin on his personal website.
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