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dr. S. Couperus

Associate Professor
dr. S. Couperus

Academic positions

  • July 2017 - today: Associate professor of European Politics and Society
  • 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

  • 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, 3.000.000 euros. 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 (c. 250.000 euros)
  • European Doctorate Marie Curie 2009
  • Cum laude PhD defence 2009 (highest distinction)
  • Marie Curie 'Building on the Past' Fellowship 2005 (c. 10.000 euros)
  • Various bursaries for international Summer Schools, Conferences and Workshops


Scientific Council for Government Policy, Urban History, Contemporary European History, Journal of Civil Society, Politics and Governance, Cultural and Social History, Journal of Urban History, Journal of Modern European History, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire/Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, Stadsgeschiedenis, BMGN, Manchester University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave,  Berghahn, DAAD, NWO, ERC.

Last modified:06 July 2020 08.19 a.m.

Contact information

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

Harmonie Building


European Politics and Society