Renske is available to undertake PhD supervision in any areas that interconnect with her own research interests. She particularly welcomes PhD students with interests in democracy and freedom, popular participation and political institutions, people's views around democratization, and trends towards authoritarianism around the globe.
As first supervisor (80-100%):
* Mohammed Ali Bapir (2016). 'How the political elite view democracy in deeply divided countries: the case of Iraq' (Mohammed is currently lecturer at the University of Kurdistan, in Iraq)
* Sai-fu Fung (2016). 'Understanding and explaining deviant autocracies: the cases of Hong Kong and Singapore' (Sai-fu currently lectures at City University of Hong Kong)
* Juan Gomez (2017). 'Explaining democratic divergence: the impact of elite political culture and political institutions on the democratic performance of Colombia and Venezuela' (Juan is currently professor at the University of Icesi, in Cali, Colombia)
As second supervisor (20-40%):
* Kawther Nuri Alfasi (2017). 'Political agency and the symbolic legacy of authoritarian regimes: the case of Libya'
* Oula Kadhum (2017). 'Diasporic interventions: state-building in Iraq following the 2003 Iraq war'
* Dženeta Karabegović (2017). 'Bosnia abroad: transnational diaspora mobilization'
* Jinghan Zeng (2014). 'The Chinese Communist Party's capacity to rule: legitimacy, ideology, and party cohesion'
Past postdoctoral supervision:
* Tina Freyburg (Tina is currently professor at St Gallen, Switzerland)
* Francesca Refsum Jensenius (Francesca is currently asociate prof at the Uni of Oslo, Norway)
* Ammar Maleki (Ammar is currently assistant professor at Tilburg University, the Netherlands)