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Visiting Scholars

Each of the Centre’s five Research Theme Groups will also invite one or more Visiting Scholars-in-Residence. The scholars, who'll be staying in Amsterdam for a period of up to one month, will be housed in a participating department. Visiting Scholars-in-Residence are expected to give two research seminars or public lectures; many will also give a PhD master class and/or collaborate with ACES affiliates on joint workshops and publication projects.

From 10 through 22 February Tammy Hervey will be an ACES / ACELG visiting Scholar. During her visit three events will be organised.


  • PhD Masterclass

18 Februari 13:00 - 15:00 

Tammy Hervey is co-authors of the book: Cryer, Hervey and Sokhi-Bulley's Research Methodologies in EU and International Law. The PhD masterclass will be based on the exercises on p 114 - 117 of this book but it will be appropriate for all law PhD students, whatever their topic.

  • Health ‘Brexternalities’: The Brexit effect on health and health care outside the UK

18 Februari 15:30 - 17:00 

In her lecture ACES-ACELG visiting fellow Tammy Hervey (University of Sheffield) will talk about the external effects of Brexit for health and health care, with a particular focus on the European Union.

Tamara K Hervey, called-name Tammy, (LLB (Hons) (Glasgow), PhD (Sheffield), Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health) is Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at the University of Sheffield, UK.  Before joining Sheffield, she worked in the Universities of Nottingham, Manchester and Durham.

She researches, teaches, and writes on European Union health law; on comparative health law and policy; on equality law; on interfaces between biosciences and (European) law; on social rights; on legal research methodologies; and on legal pedagogy. She’s author of 18 books and over 100 other publications.

One of the first to the field, Tammy has been writing on EU health law since the 1990s. Recent publications include the Research Handbook in European Union Health Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, 2017). She works with a large network of academics across Europe and in North America.

Tammy served as Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee’s Brexit Inquiries; and the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee Inquiry into Brexit and crossborder healthcare.  She is currently working on a large project on the health implications of Brexit, with the NHS Confederation, regulators in England and Northern Ireland, health charities and MPs with medical expertise. The project compares what ‘elites’ think and know about the NHS, health and Brexit, with what people in the street have to say on the subject. 

She has also worked closely with colleagues and students to co-produce learning materials to help them understand the nature of the legal profession, its (lack of) diversity, and to challenge conceptions of ‘merit’ that hide unconscious bias against people in various disadvantaged groups.


  • Emily Gilbert ACES & FOLLOW visiting Scholar November organised in collaboration with FOLLOW

    In November 2019 Emily Gilbert, Professor at the University of Toronto cross-appointed between the Canadian Studies Program and Department of Geography & Planning, will be a visiting scholar to the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) and research project FOLLOW (

    During her stay multiple events will be organised. First she will join the Workshop 'Taking the Trouble' and participate at a public lecture at SPUI25 (TBA). 

    On November 5, from 14.00 – 16.30 Gilbert will host a workshop for early career researchers working on questions of sovereignty and territory. The workshop provides an opportunity for junior researchers to present their work, to receive feedback from prof. Gilbert and other colleagues, and to discuss possible questions or research challenges. 

    Biography Emily Gilbert

    Emily Gilbert is a Professor at the University of Toronto cross-appointed between the Canadian Studies Program and Department of Geography & Planning. She has two main research projects which each address issues relating to territory, borders, security, and militaries. She is an associate editor of Security Dialogue, co-editor of the book ‘War, citizenship, territory’, and has published in several journals including Political Geography, Security Dialogue, and Environment and Planning D: Society and Space.

  • Antoine Vauchez 3- 27 September

    Antoine Vauchez, CNRS Research Professor and Director of the European Centre for Sociology and Political Science at the University of Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne, will be a Visiting Scholar attached to the ACES Theme Group on Governing Europe from 3-27 September.

    Antoine Vauchez has published widely on the relationship between professional expertise and politics in the European integration process. He is the author of Brokering Europe: Euro-Lawyers and the Making of a Transnational Polity (Cambridge University Press, 2015), as well as several recent articles on economists, central banks, and EU economic governance. He is also a co-author of How to Democratize Europe (Harvard University Press, 2019).  

    Multiple events have been organized during his visit. On 16 September at SPUI25, he will discuss the ’Draft Treaty on the Democratization of the Governance of the Euro Area (‘T-Dem’)’, which he co-authored with a.o. Thomas Piketty.

    Antoine Vauchez will give two seminar presentations:

    He will also give a master class for PhD students (date TBA).  

    Antoine Vauchez would be happy to meet individually with interested colleagues and students during his visit, and can be contacted by email

    Antoine Vauchez is a CNRS Research Professor (Directeur de recherche) in political sociology and law at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (Ehess - Université Paris 1-Sorbonne) and a Permanent Visiting professor at iCourts Research centre (Univ. of Copenhagen).

    His research engages with the field of historical sociology, political sociology and critical sociology of law, researching extensively the interactions between forms of expertise, transnational knowledge communities and transnational politics with a particular emphasis on law, economics and European Union polity. He also focuses on issues connecting « law and politics », processes of « judicialization » and the transformation of Western States.

    Recently, he has brought to an end a series of four books on law, politics and democracy in the European Union, a monograph providing a renewed narrative of Europe’s legal integration (Brokering Europe. Euro-lawyers and the Making of a Transnational Polity, Cambridge University Press, 2015, an edited volume on the transnational field of European law (with Bruno de Witte, Lawyering Europe. European Law as a Transnational Legal Field, Oxford, Hart, 2013), an essay Democratizing Europe (Seuil, 2014 ; Palgrave, 2015, Hamburger Verlag, 2016) and an intervention book with Thomas Piketty, Stéphanie Hennette and Guillaume Sacriste : Pour un traité de démocratisation de l’Europe (Seuil, 2017) which has been translated in nine languages. This resulted in a online manifesto T-Dem and a project campaigning for the T-Dem plan to be implemented by the national states. 

    Over the years, he has been a visiting scholar in a variety of universities : he has been a Post-doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation (Northwestern University, 2000), a Marie Curie Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center (EUI, 2007-2009), a Senior Emile Noël fellow at New York University (2014), and a Visiting professor in a variety of universities (Bocconi University, Copenhagen University, Columbia University, the Luiss in Rome, Cairo University and the International institute for the sociology of law in Spain).

  • Pinar Bilgin ACES Visiting Scholar June 2019

    Prof. Pinar Bilgin was an ACES Visiting Scholar in June 2019

    Prof. Pinar Bilgin visited the ACES theme group 'Europe in the World' in June, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. During her visit, two events were organised:

    • The first event will took place on June 6  from 15:00 - 17:00  at The Political Science Common Room REC B9.22. The setting was a lecture by Prof. Pinar Bilgin, ''Is Eurocentrism a concern when studying security in Europe? The case of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean''.
    • The second event took take place on June 12 from 11:00 - 12:30. Prof. Pinar Bilgin will host a workshop on Publishing Strategies for PHD students.

    Pınar Bilgin is Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University. She specialises in critical approaches to International Relations and security. She is the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (2005; 2nded. 2019), The International in Security, Security in the International (2016) and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (With Xavier Guillaume, 2017), Asia in International Relations: Unthinking Imperial Power Relations (with L.H.M. Ling, 2017). Prof. Bilgin is currently Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly. Pinar Bilgin is ACES Visiting Scholar for the Europe in the World Theme Group in June 2019.

  • Waltraud Schelkle ACES Visiting Scholar April 2019

    Waltraud Schelkle is ACES Visiting Scholar from 15-25 April

    Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School for Economics and Political Science (LSE), will visit the department of Political Science between 15 - 25 April, as a Visiting Scholar of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. She is invited by the Theme Group European Political Economy and Governance.

    During her visit two main events were organized, both in the Political Science Common Room.

    The first event was held on 17 April at 3 pm.  ACES organised a roundtable discussion on her book The Politics of Monetary Solidarity, published in 2017. ACES invited three discussants for this Book panel, Coen Teulings, Frank Vandenbroucke and Geoffrey Underhill.  

    The second was held on the 24th of April at  4 pm. The setting will  be a seminar presentation of her new paper entitled  When all else defaults: government as the debtor of last resort, which she is preparing for a special issue of the Review of International Political Economy (RIPE). 

    Also, ACES plans a to organize a Masterclass for PhD students. Waltraud will also be available for one on one meetings with ACES affiliated researchers and students.

    Waltraud Schelkle is an Associate Professor in Political Economy at the European Institute and has been at LSE since autumn 2001, teaching courses on the political economy of European integration at MSc and PhD level. She has previously worked as a development economist, from 1989-2002 as a staff member of the German Institute of Development in Berlin with a research focus on the financial system in development and doing her first PhD on India's development as a monetary economy since Independence (London 1994). Her research interests are the evolving economic governance of EMU and social policy reforms directed at financial markets. 

  • Takis Pappas ACES Visiting scholar January 2019

    Takis Pappas was ACES visiting scholar in January 2019. On January 15 he gave a lecture on populism for ACES researchers. 

    Takis S. Pappas (PhD Yale ΄96) is recurring Visiting Professor at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. In the past, he held teaching and research positions at the University of Macedonia (Greece), European University Institute, Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Oslo, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, and the University of Luxembourg. His work has appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, Comparative Political Studies, Constellations, Government and Opposition, Journal of Democracy, Party Politics, West European Politics, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia among others. He has authored Making Party Democracy in Greece (Macmillan 1999), The Charismatic Party: PASOK, Papandreou, Power (Patakis, 2009, in Greek), Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece (Palgrave 2014; also translated in Greek), On the Tightrope: National Crises and Political Acrobatics from Trikoupis to Tsipras (Ikaros 2017, in Greek), and co-edited European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession (ECPR Press, 2015. He is currently finishing a new book under the title Democratic Illiberalism: How Populism Grows to Menace Democracy.