Elise Ketelaars PhD Student
- Transitional Justice Institute
Start date: October 2015
Title of Project: The EU as Transitional Justice Actor: What Place for Gender Mainstreaming?
Elise Ketelaars holds a bachelor's degree in law and a master's degree in Legal Research from Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. In the course of her undergraduate studies she minored in Islamic studies and took courses at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her master's research was mainly focused on gender and human rights. During her studies Elise worked for the European Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality and the Dutch Association of Women and Law. She has also completed internships at the Dutch Refugee Council, and the Rule of Law department of the Dutch Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, during which she specialised on judicial reform within the context of EU accession negotiations. Elise's PhD studies at Ulster University will look at the EU as a transitional justice actor within the context of the Arab Spring, from a gender perspective. This project combines her research interests in transitional justice, gender, Islam, and EU external relations.