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dr. S. (Stefan) Couperus

Associate Professor
dr. S. (Stefan) Couperus

Academic positions

  • July 2017 - today: Associate professor of European Politics and Society (with ius promovendi)
  • August 2014 - June 2017: Assistant professor of European Politics and Society and postdoctoral fellow (NWO VENI Grant, until March 2016) University of Groningen
  • March 2012 - August 2014: Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer of political history Utrecht University (NWO VENI Grant)
  • October 2008 - January 2012: Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer of political history Utrecht University (NWO Research Programme Contested Democracy)
  • 2005: Marie Curie 'Building on the past' Fellow University College London 
  • September 2003 - September 2008: PhD fellow University of Groningen


  • PhD in Arts (Modern History, with highest distinction) 2009 - University of Groningen
  • MA (drs) in Modern History and Journalism 2003 - University of Groningen
  • University Teaching Qualification 2015 - University of Groningen

Grants and awards

  • Rachel Carson - Simone Veil Fellowship 2021 (Rachel Carson Center / Project House Europe)
  • Vision and theoretical conceptualization of Differentiated Integration of Differentiated Integration 2019 (WP2) - with Dr P.D. Tortola (main applicant/coordinator) and Prof L.P. Rensmann (part of a H2020 RIA grant, SEP-210485814. The project involves 15 partners and is coordinated by the International Affairs Institute in Rome)
  • DAM Architectural Book Award 2013 (as part of a team of authors)
  • NWO Veni-grant 2011 
  • European Doctorate Marie Curie 2009
  • Cum laude PhD defence 2009 (highest distinction)
  • Marie Curie 'Building on the Past' Fellowship 2005 
  • Various bursaries for international Summer Schools, Conferences and Workshops


  • 2016 - today: Global Urban History Project
  • 2011 - today: Council for European Studies
  • 2009 - today: Research School Political History
  • 2004 - today: Royal Netherlands Historical Society 
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