Staff updates

Lauren Wagner new Programme Director MA GDS

The Faculty Board has appointed Lauren Wagner as the new Programme Director of the MA programme Globalisation and Development Studies. Lauren Wagner will succeed the current director Wiebe Nauta on 1 September 2018 for a period of three years.

Many thanks to Wiebe for successfully navigating the GDS programme through the re-accreditation process, and we hope the next period will live up to his legacy.

Introducing: Irene Palacios

My name is Irene Palacios and I recently joined FASoS as a postdoctoral researcher in the project ‘Democratic Representation across countries, context and time’ led by Prof. Christine Arnold. I hold a PhD. from the European University Institute (Florence) with a dissertation entitled ‘Making Democratic Attitudes Work: The effect of institutions on Europeans’ aspirations and evaluations of democracy’.


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Introducing: Mareike Smolka

This month Mareike Smolka has joined FASoS as a PhD student with a scholarship from the Center for Cultural Research Lübeck (ZKFL) in Germany. Her ethnographic and historical study of different actors’ conceptions of “responsibility” in neuroscientific meditation research will be supervised by Cyrus Mody, Darian Meacham and Cornelius Borck (ZKFL).


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Arjan Schakel new Programme Director BA European Studies

The Faculty Board has appointed Arjan Schakel as the new Programme Director of the BA programme European Studies. Arjan Schakel will succeed the current director Esther Versluis on 1 September 2018 for a period of three years.

The colleagues from the BA European Studies thank Esther Versluis wholeheartedly for her incredible effort and extraordinary dedication of the past four years.

 

Ben de Bruyn new Programme Director MA ALS and PS

The Faculty Board has appointed Ben de Bruyn as the new Programme Director of the MA programmes Art, Literature and Society and Politics and Society. Ben de Bruyn will succeed the current director Jan de Roder on 1 September 2018 for a period of three years.

Geert Somsen new Programme Director MA ESST

The Faculty Board has appointed Geert Somsen as the new Programme Director of the MA programme European Studies on Society, Science and Technology (ESST). Geert will succeed the current director Vincent Lagendijk on 1 September 2018 for a period of three years. Geert is a historian of science and technology, member of the History Department and the MUSTS research programme.


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Introducing: Jelena Stankovic

My name is Jelena Stankovic, and I have recently joined the History department as a teaching assistant in the European Studies Bachelor’s programme. I have a BA and MA in History, as well as MA in European studies on Society, Science and Technology from Maastricht University.

I am very excited to be a part of FASoS again and I am looking forward to working and meeting you all.

Joop de Jong appointed member of supervisory board of the Limburg Museum

The Provincial Executive (Gedeputeerde Staten) has appointed Joop de Jong as new member of the supervisory board of the Limburg Museum in Venlo. The Limburg Museum is a history museum funded by the Province of Limburg. The three main collections are Archeology, Visual Culture and Cultural History.

Philip Post leaves Maastricht University

Philip Post will be leaving Maastricht University/FASoS at the end March. In April he will start a PhD project on colonial history at Leiden University. Philip: “I would like to thank all the students and colleagues for the wonderful time I have had here. Thank you for the interesting discussions! I can be reached via the following email address in case you would like to contact me: philippost@gmail.com.”

Introducing: Joanna Coenen

My name is Joanna Coenen. Between April 2010 and November 2017 I worked as a financial consultant for the Maastricht University at Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. From November 2017 I have been working in the current position at FASoS where I have taken over the work of Tim Janssens.
My homeland is Poland where I enjoyed the first half of my life and completed my Management degree.


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