Marij Swinkels, Ph.D. Candidate

Utrecht University

Address: Bijlhouwerstraat 6

City: Utrecht - 3511ZC

Country: Netherlands

About Me:

I am a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University. In my PhD, I focus on the use of economic ideas by European political leaders during the Eurozone crisis and how stability or change of the use of these economic ideas can be explained. As a lecturer, I am involved in courses on political leadership, policy analysis and introduction to public administration. Furthermore, I founded a project in 2016 to increase access to higher education for refugee students, inclUUsion. In the first year of the project, over 200 refugees participated in Utrecht University courses. 

Research Interests

European Politics

Political Psychology


Text as Data

Specific Areas of Interest

Political Elites

European Leadership

Cognitive Mapping

Automated Text Analysis


Countries of Interest