Beatrice Albertha de Graaf#


Beatrice Albertha de Graaf
Photo: David van Dam
Membership Number:5522
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0003-1592-935X
Twitter:@BeatricedeGraaf
Homepage: https://www.uu.nl/staff/BAdeGraaf



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 - present appointed Distinguished Professor at the Humanities Faculty, Utrecht University
  • 2020 - present appointed Fellow at the Program on Extremism/ISIS Files, George Washington University/New York Times
  • 2016 Visiting scholar, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge/affiliated to the history faculty, 5 months
  • 2014 - present Full Professor for the History of International Relations & Global Governance/Designated Chair within the Strategic Theme ‘Institutions for Open Societies’, full tenured professor & head of the section, Department of History, Utrecht University (45 employees, 31 tenured)
  • 2012 - 2014 Professor for Conflict and Security in Historical Perspective, Leiden University/Campus The Hague, Head Academic Research, Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (now ISGA)
  • 2014 - 2016 Chair (with prof. Alexander Rinnooy Kan) of the Dutch National Research Agenda, installed by the Dutch cabinet and Ministry of Eduction. (temporary secondment for 0,6 fte a week)
  • 2004 - 2014 a.o., Assistant, then Associate Prof, Utrecht University, Leiden University
  • 1999 - 2003 PhD-Student (‘excellent researcher’ with a NWO grant), Utrecht University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Political history
  • Security studies
  • European studies
  • Studies in terrorism and political violence
  • History of international relations, 1800-present

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Elected Research Fellow at the GWU Program on Extremism/ISIS Files project
  • 2018/9 Stevin Prize, highest academic distinction in the Netherlands (2,5 million euros)
  • Taalstaatmeester (Media Prize for best use of Dutch language and retorics)
  • 2018 Honorary doctorate (dr.) awarded by the Protestant Theological University Netherlands (Groningen, Amsterdam)
  • 2016 NWO Vrije Competitie Grant, Blueprints of Hope. Designing Post-War Europe; Ideas, Emotions, Networks and Negotiations (1930-1963), 800K
  • UU Publiprize, Prize for best presence and public education in the media
  • Elected visiting scholar at St. Catherine's & History Faculty at Cambridge University
  • 2014 European Research Council, Consolidator Grant (1,9 mio Euro), one of 312 grantees out of 3673 submissions. “SECURE. Securing Europe, Fighting it Enemies. The making of a security culture in Europe, and beyond, 1815 - 1918
  • Appointed by the Dutch government as Chair of the National Research Agenda, with Alexander Rinnooy Kan, 2014 - 2016
  • Elected Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
  • 2012 'Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance' (2011, monograph) named global top 50 terrorism books (Perspectives on Terrorism)
  • 2011 Elected member of The Young Academy/Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2011 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Teaching Prize
  • 2011 Excellent Female Researcher Prize, Dutch Network of Women Professors
  • 2009 - 2014 Innovation Impuls Grant, NWO, excellent research project, implying 2 PhD’s and a substitute grant for the applicator (VIDI, 800K)
  • 2006 Utrecht Historical Studies Association ‘young teacher of the year’ award (within the Institute for History)
  • 2005 Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award (Universiteit Tilburg) 2005, for my PhDThesis
  • 1999 - 2004 NWO-scholarship award as “excellent researcher”/PhD (ca. 200.000)
  • 1998 Doctoral exam German literature and Political History; degrees awarded with Highest Distinction (cum laude)

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