Organisation

The boards of the Graduate School


a)      The Executive Board consists of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Manager of the Graduate School.

  • Dean of the School
    prof.dr. Liesbet van Zoonen
  • Manager of the School
    drs. Jan Nagtzaam

  • The executive team is complemented by:
    • Dr. Fadi Hirzalla, senior lecturer and methodology consultant
    • Jan-Willem van der Mijde, MA, communications officer
    • Menno Verbeek, communications assistant

The contact details of the respective team members are available on the contact page.


 b)     The Supervisory Board consists of the Dean of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the Dean of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, the Dean of the Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) and the Rector of the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.  The members are:

  • Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
    prof.dr. Viktor Bekkers, chairman
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
    prof.dr. Dymph van den Boom (interim)
  • Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil)
    prof.dr. Frank van der Duyn Schouten (interim)
  • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    prof.dr. Inge Hutter

 c)       The Programme Board consists of scientists and scholars who are active in research in their respective fields and affiliated with EGSH, and who provide advice about the Graduate School programme. The Board consists of the following members:

Faculty representatives:

PhD candidate representatives:

Chair of the PhD Council: Pieter van den Heede  (History)

  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
    Rian Koreman (Media and Communication)
  • Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil)​​​​​​​
    James Grayot (Theoretical Philosophy)
  • Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
    José Nederhand (Public Administration and Sociology)
  • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Cynthia Embido Bejeno (Development Studies)

 d)      The PhD Council consists of PhD candidates from the various disciplines of the Graduate School. The council advises the Dean of the Graduate School, whether or not at request, about all matters regarding the Graduate School. The PhD Council currently consists of the following members:

Chair: Pieter van den Heede (History)
Vice chair: Vicky Ariyanti (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies)

  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
    Julian Schaap (Department of Arts and Culture Studies)
    Pieter van den Heede (Department of History)
    Qian Huang (Department of Media and Communication)
  • Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSBS)
    Ilse Verveer (Department of Psychology, Education and Child studies, DPEC)
    Rianne Warsen (Department of Public Administration and Sociology)
  • Erasmus University College (EUC)
    Lisenne Giel
  • Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil)
    James Grayot (Theoretical Philosophy)
  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS)
    Vicky Ariyanti (Department of Urban Development and Governance)
  • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
    Johan Spamer (Department of Development Studies)

 e)      The International Advisory Committee consists of several prominent international scholars. The committee helps to reveal and confirm the quality of Graduate School's programmes and services, and advises on improvements where and when necessary. The committee consists of the following members: