Staff updates

Dorry Spijkers will be leaving FASoS

Dorry Spijkers will retire on 30 August 2022 and thus leave our beloved faculty.

You are kindly invited to a farewell drink with snacks in the garden of Bandito on Tuesday 30 August from 16.00 – 18.00.


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Mariëlle Wijermars fellow at Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

Mariëlle Wijermars has been awarded a CORE Fellowship from the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies for the 2022/2023 academic year.

As a fellow at the Collegium, Mariëlle will conduct a research project on ‘The Platformisation of Authoritarian Control in Russia’.


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Giuseppe Zaccaria receives fellowship at EUI

Giuseppe Zaccaria has received an offer for a fellowship at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

From 1 September 2022 until 23 December 2022, Giuseppe will be a PhD research fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the EUI.


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Soetkin Verhaegen receives fellowship at University of Duisburg-Essen

From 1 June 2022 until 31 May 2023, Soetkin Verhaegen will be a research fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

During this fellowship, she will collaborate with researchers at the centre to develop a survey experiment to study the role of non-state actors regarding the legitimacy of global governance.

Introducing: Joris Boonen

Hi everybody, I’m Joris Boonen, and I’m excited to start my new job as a Teacher/Thesis Coordinator for Global Studies.

Until the end of August, I will work for Global Studies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and finish a few projects at Zuyd. From September on, I will work for Global Studies for four days a week.

I will combine this new role with my research on intercultural competence development among students at Zuyd’s ‘Global Minds’ research centre.


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Sally Wyatt new chair Promoting Good Science programme

Sally Wyatt is the new chair of the Promoting Good Science (PGS) programme, which is the follow-up to the Facilitating Responsible Research Practices (FRRP) programme. PGS is aimed at encouraging sustainable improvements in the science system.

Sally speaks about her new role in this article.

Bernike Pasveer takes up part-time & temporary job at NIAS Amsterdam

As of 1 April, Bernike Pasveer has taken up a part-time (0.3 fte) and temporary job at NIAS Amsterdam. She will take over some of the work of the NIAS Head of Academic Affairs.

Her main task will be the organisation of the 2023 NIAS Conference on the topic of belonging, together with NIAS director Jan Willem Duyvendak.

Introducing: Kirsten Kluivers

Hello everyone! My name is Kirsten Kluivers and I’m 52 years old.

For the past 30 years I have been working as a legal secretary/(administrative) assistant in various fields (social advocacy, public prosecutor’s office, guardianship, notary’s office).

I’m really excited to be working in a whole new area at FASoS. On 1 April, I started working as a management/office assistant for the Faculty Office and the Department of Literature and Art.


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Introducing: Sohini Mallick

Hello everyone! My name is Sohini Mallick and I have recently joined FASoS as part of the “PURE3D” project, which aims at developing a digital web infrastructure which gives access to 3D Digital Humanities scholarship online.

My role is that of a Research Software Developer. I will be working with Costas Papadopoulos, Susan Schreibman and Kelly Gillikin-Schoueri.


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Introducing: Tom Quick

Hi all, My name is Tom Quick.

I’m a historian, with a particular interest in animals, biology, and digital writing and research practices.

I’m joining FASoS to take up a two year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. My project focuses on the emergence of an industry devoted to the transportation and relocation of animals intended for use in biomedical research and practice.


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