FASoS Research

Clara Weinhardt launches online gallery “Faces of Trade Diplomacy”

Clara Weinhardt launched this online gallery “Faces of Trade Diplomacy” that builds on her DFG-funded research on WTO politics.

While trade is perceived as highly technical, the exhibition wishes to reveal the more human elements of trade negotiations.

By bringing personal stories, memories and hopes of trade diplomats to an audience, it seeks to build a connection between those that negotiate global trading rules and the more general public.


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PhD defence Veerle Spronck, on Wednesday 6 July

Veerle Spronck will defend her PhD dissertation “Listen Closely: Innovating Audience Participation in Symphonic Music” on Wednesday 6 July, at 13.00 in the Aula at Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

Veerle’s thesis is part of the NWO/SIA-funded Artful Participation project, led by Prof. Peter Peters.

Colleagues are invited to attend the defence in person at the Aula or follow it via the livestream.

Laura Ogden represents MO-TRAYL as finalist of NWO’s Synergy Award ’22

FASoS postdoc Laura Ogden was one of four finalists for the NWO’s Synergy Award ’22.

Representing the MO-TRAYL team, Laura made a pitch at the Synergy ’22 event on 16 June at Fokker Terminal, The Hague, for a social impact project to help policymakers and the public rethink the way we categorise migrant youth.

The Synergy Award aims to provide an opportunity for current and recent PhDs to explore the potential impact of their research on society.

FASoS valorisation prize winner

The jury of the FASoS valorisation prize is happy to announce that this year’s winner of the prize is… Walking Seminar Den Haag, a project by Christian Ernsten. Congratulations!

The jury also decided to make an honourable mention. Well done Uitgepakt/Unboxed: Instruments for Science and Technology in Centre Céramique, a project by MUSTS with Karin Bijsterveld as lead.

Read the full jury report here.


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Marie Labussière wins Advances in Life Course Research Young Scholar Award

Marie Labussière has been awarded the Advances in Life Course Research Young Scholar Award 2022, for her paper “Citizenship and education trajectories among children of immigrants: A transition-oriented sequence analysis”, co-authored with UM’s Mark Levels and Maarten Vink.

Read the paper here.


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Gerda Henkel Foundation grant for Francesca Colli and Yf Reykers

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has awarded a research grant to Francesca Colli and Yf Reykers for their project “A coalition of hawks and doves? Explaining military receptiveness to civil society calls for transparency around the use of force”.

The project includes a four-year PhD position (starting date: 1 September 2022) in the Politics department.

The PhD vacancy can be found here (deadline: 1 June 2022).


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MUSTS colloquium ‘Public Universities in Germany’, on 25 May

MUSTS is organising the colloquium ‘Increased isomorphism and structural inertia. Public universities in Germany, 1995-2015’.

When: Wednesday 25 May, 15.30-17.00
Where: Hybrid – on campus (GG80-82, Attic) or on Zoom (accessible here)
Speaker: prof. Thomas Heinze (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)


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PhD defence Sarah Anschütz, on Monday 30 May

Sarah Anschütz will defend her PhD dissertation ‘Young lives on the move: The mobility trajectories and transnational affective engagements of Ghanaian-background youth living in Belgium’ on Monday 30 May, at 13.00 in the Aula at Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

Her thesis is part of the international ERC-funded MO-TRAYL project, led by Prof. Valentina Mazzucato.

FASoS colleagues are cordially invited to attend the defence in person or follow it online via the livestream.


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PhD defence Laura Ogden, on Wednesday 1 June

Laura Ogden will defend her PhD dissertation ‘Transnational Youth Mobility Trajectories: An ethnography of young people with a migration background between Ghana and Germany’ on Wednesday 1 June, at 10.00 in the Aula at Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

Laura’s thesis is part of the ERC-funded MO-TRAYL project, led by Prof. Valentina Mazzucato.

Colleagues are invited to attend the defence in person at the Aula or follow it via the livestream.

PhD defence Gladys Akom Ankobrey, on 2 June

Gladys Akom Ankobrey will defend her PhD dissertation ‘You can’t limit yourself to one country’: Mobility trajectories and transnational engagements of young Dutch-Ghanaians’ on Thursday 2 June, at 16.00 in the Aula at Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

Gladys’ thesis is part of the ERC-funded MO-TRAYL project, led by Prof. Valentina Mazzucato.

Colleagues are invited to attend the defence in person or follow it via the livestream.

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