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

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



Ph.D. in Politics, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


LL.M. in European Law, University of Kent (United Kingdom)


BA in Political Science, University of Namur (Belgium)


2019 – present

University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Assistant Professor in European Politics and Society


Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia

Assistant Professor in Politics and Public Administration

Director of the Master of Public Administration


University of Kent, United Kingdom

Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) - Welfare States Futures: Our Children's Europe (WelfSOC)

Project Leader: Prof. Peter Taylor-Gooby


University of Bath, United Kingdom

Teaching Fellow in French and European Politics, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS)


University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Associate Lecturer in Politics and International Relations 


ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway

Visiting researcher


  • Symposium Editor, Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming 2019 (with Stefan Gänzle and Jarle Trondal)
  • Special Issue Editor, Social Policy & Administration 52(4), 2018 (with Peter Taylor-Gooby and Heejung Chung)
  • Special Issue Editor, Journal of European Public Policy 22(6), 2015 (with Christopher Lord)
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 2012-2013

Professional affiliations:

  • Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) since 2012
  • Elected committee member and communications officer for the UACES Graduate Forum, 2012-2014
  • Member of the UK Political Science Association (PSA) since 2014
  • Co-director of the PSA French Politics group, 2015-2017


  • Manuscript reviewer for West European Politics; Journal of European Public Policy; Journal of Common Market Studies; International Political Science Review; Representation; Journal of Contemporary European Research; Political Studies Review; Scandinavian Political Studies; Acta Politica; Comparative Political Studies
  • Peer reviewer for the Czech Science Foundation and the British Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

Selected media contributions


  • The Telegraph (United Kingdom) on the European Parliament Elections, April 2019
  • Slovenian Press Agency (STA) on Euroscepticism and populism, September 2018
  • Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) on the French Presidential Elections, June 2017
  • BBC Radio Four on the French Presidential Elections, May 2017
  • Radio France Internationale (RFI, France) on Brexit, October 2017
  • ABC RN Breakfast (national radio, Australia) on the UK Independence Party and Brexit, July 2016
  • Vers L’Avenir (national newspaper, Belgium) on Brexit, June 2016 
  • La Une, RTBF (national television, Belgium) on Brexit, June 2016
  • La Première, RTBF (national radio, Belgium) on Brexit, June 2016
  • Heart (national radio, United Kingdom) on Brexit, June 2016
  • International Business Times (online news website, United States) on Brexit and the London Mayor Elections, May 2016
  • The Scotsman (national newspaper, United Kingdom) on the Paris Attacks, November 2015
  • Kent Magazine (regional newspaper, United Kingdom) on the Paris Attacks, November 2015
  • KMFM (regional radio, United Kingdom) on the Paris Attacks, November 2015
  • BBC World Service (international radio, United Kingdom): "Why do we need the State?" (with Timothy Snyder and Adrian Wooldridge) October 2015
  • STV (Scottish national TV, United Kingdom) on the Nordic Welfare State and the debate on Scottish independence, February 2014
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