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E. (Élise) Rouméas, PhD

Programme director University College Fryslân & Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy
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I am a political philosopher with an insatiable interest in compromise. I currently practice the art of compromise as the Programme Director of University College Fryslân and its BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership. I have written about compromise in relation to religious diversity, workplace conflicts, and most recently, tactical voting and digital democratic innovations. When compromise is not an option, I have also theorised “the right to a fair exit”. Prior to joining the University of Groningen, I contributed to two projects as a postdoctoral researcher, one focused on public life and religious diversity (University of Oxford, 2016-2019) and another on the ethics of voting (Horizon 2020 Grant, Sciences Po Paris, 2019-2020). I completed my PhD at Sciences Po Paris in 2016 and had the privilege of being a Fox Fellow at Yale University (2013-2014) and an Alliance visiting scholar at Columbia University (2015). 

Other positions

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Center, University of Groningen (member)
Democracy & Governance Research Theme, Agricola School, University of Groningen (core member)
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Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands