Liza Mügge, Ph.D.

University of Amsterdam

Country: Netherlands

About Me:

Trained in political science and anthropology, feminist, international oriented citizen of Amsterdam. I am passionate about gender equality and diversity in politics and academia. I am one of the co-fouonders of the European Journal of Politics & Gender. The past years, I have held several residential fellowship and visiting positions including the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences - NIAS (2016-2017), Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program (2014-2015) and the Harvard Minda de Gunzberg Centre for European Studies (2012).

Research Interests

European Politics

Gender and Politics

Immigration & Citizenship

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Representation and Electoral Systems


Ethnic Politics


Cultural Diversity

Women's Political Representation

Women And Politics

Countries of Interest






My Research:

My research and expertise concern political equality, diversity and representation In my new  5-year project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research I study how minority politicians and citizens themselves believe personal identities should be represented in politics. Do their expectations and assessments of representation diverge or overlap? As PI I lead a team of PhD-reserachers to study these questions in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Media Appearances:

TV Appearances:

(2017) BBC World

For the BBC I have commented on the Dutch election results


(2017) Universiteit van Nederland/

In this video published on a major Dutch news website I explain why there are so few women in Dutch politics

(2017) Facebook campaign

This video is part of an online campaign initiated by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations to encourage youngsters to vote. I give a short presentation about the first woman MP in Dutch parliament