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Location: Roeterseilandcampus

Visiting address

Amsterdam Roeterseilandcampus
Building B-REC B 8.01
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam

Postal address

AISSR/Universiteit van Amsterdam
Postbus 15718
1001 NE Amsterdam

Tel: +31(0)20-525 2262

  • Programme Managers

    The programme manager support academic activities, the acquisition of indirect and contract funding, financial management, reporting and communication. They act as a link with secretaries who carry out institute-wide duties.

    Ms C.J.M. (Christianne) van Domburg Scipio MSc

    Programme manager Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies

    Ms E. (Evelien) Oomen MSc

    Programme manager Political Science

    Mr J.C. (Janus) Oomen MSc

    Programme manager Anthropology

    Ms J. (Jeske) de Vries

    Programme manager Sociology

  • PhD Representatives 

    PhD Representatives 

    Each programme group selects a PhD representative. They represent all PhD Candidates in the PhD Sounding Board with AISSR and GSSS Management. The representatives advise AISSR and GSSS Management on PhD-related issues and for this purpose they make inventories of such issues. They also facilitate meetings at programme group level between PhDs and intellectual community oriented activities like discussions of papers and Seminars/Lectures. They introduce new PhD and are the primary point of contact for PhD related issues.


    Programme Group


    Charlotte Albers

    Sociology – “Political sociology”

    Suzanne de Leeuw and Marina Tulin

    Sociology – “ILL” and

    Phie van Rompu

    Sociology – “Cultural Sociology”

    Annerienke Fioole

    Anthropology - “Globalizing”

    Andie Thompson and Chia-Shuo Tang

    Anthropology - “Health, Care and the Body” and

    Arum Hayuningsih and Fajri Siregar

    Anthropology – “MoMat” and

    Anne Louise Schotel

    Political Science - “Challenges”


    Political Science - “PETGOV”

    Astrid Bodini

    Political Science - “Transnational”   

    No PhDs at the moment

    GPIO - “GoG”


    Malin Olofsson

    GPIO - “GID”

    Daan Bossuyt

    GPIO - “Urban Planning”

  • AISSR Trust persons

    For PhDs:

    The confidential counsellors have as task to help in solving issues that might arise in the professional context of a PhD and his/her supervisor(s). As such it is distinct from the tasks and roles of the supervisors, the PhD representatives and the AISSR bureau. The counsellor is a fellow scientist yet not a close colleague of the supervisor, and does not have a supervising relationship with the PhD-candidate .

    Given this position, the confidential counsellor can help sort out problems with supervision of a different kind, like practical or personal, that may develop in the context of the supervision structure. The counsellor can offer a listening ear, can give advice, and if the candidate in question considers this useful, the counsellor can play a  mediating or negotiating role. 

    • Floris Vermeulen (located at the Department of Political Science):
    • Nicky Pouw (located at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies):

    For other staff:

    At the department level there are confidential advisors in case of harassment and intimidation. 

  • Disclaimer

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