Who we are
The Global City Project consisted of four individual PhD studies. Each of the four ‘Gieskes-Strijbis PhD candidates’ was supervised by two UvA professors, Prof. Dr Janne Nijman, Prof. Dr Ernst Hirsch Ballin, and Prof. Dr Emile Schrijver, and a daily supervisor, Asser senior researcher Dr Geoff Gordon.
On 8 June 2021, Yehonatan Elazar-DeMota successfully defended his dissertation entitled Nação legal consciousness and its contribution to the seventeenth-century Dutch republic debate on slavery and the slave trade. His PhD supervisors were Prof. Dr Janne Nijman & Prof. Dr Emile Schrijver. His advisor was Dr Geoff Gordon.
On Wednesday 9 June 2021, Lisa Roodenburg successfully defended her dissertation entitled Anticipating friction – The role of human rights in urban debates on migration and diversity: The case of Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. Her PhD supervisors were Prof. Dr Janne Nijman and Prof. Dr Ernst Hirsch Ballin. Her advisor was Dr Geoff Gordon.
On Wednesday 22 September 2021, Miha Marcenko successfully defended his dissertation entitled The Role of the City as a Discursive Practice in International Law and Governance. His PhD supervisors were Prof. Dr Janne Nijman and Prof. Dr Ernst Hirsch Ballin. Co-supervisor was Dr Geoff Gordon.
Julia van der Krieke
Julia’s project is entitled Ets Haim and identity within the context of the early modern Amsterdam debate on citizenship. She researches the changing citizenship position and legal status of Amsterdam’s first Jewish community in the early 17th century. Her PhD supervisors are Prof. Dr Janne Nijman and Prof. Dr Emile Schrijver.