Civic Innovation researchers

The Civic Innovation research group works with a wide variety of researchers including ISS faculty, post-docs, visiting researchers and PhD candidates.

ISS faculty and post-docs

dr. (Sylvia) SI Bergh

dr. (Sylvia) SI Bergh

Sylvia I. Bergh (a Swedish national) is Associate Professor in development management and governance at the ISS. She completed her D.Phil. thesis in…
dr. (Erhard) GE Berner

dr. (Erhard) GE Berner

Erhard Berner has done extensive research on urban poverty and community responses in the Philippines and elsewhere, and published a book and numerous articles…
dr. (Kees) CH Biekart

dr. (Kees) CH Biekart

Kees Biekart is Associate Professor in Political Sociology at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His area of…
  • Associate Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
(Kristen) KE Cheney

(Kristen) KE Cheney

Dr. Cheney’s research deals with children’s survival strategies amidst difficult circumstances and the politics of humanitarian intervention for such children,…
dr. (Georgina) GM Gomez

dr. (Georgina) GM Gomez

I am fascinated by the diversity of forms of organising local economic governance. My interests focus on patterns of collaboration and competition around the…
  • Associate Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
dr. (Katarzyna) KE Grabska

dr. (Katarzyna) KE Grabska

I am a social anthropologist of an interdisciplinary background. In 2010, I received my PhD in Development Studies/Anthropology from the Institute of…
  • (external) researcher
  • International Institute of Social Studies
prof.dr. (Wendy) W Harcourt

prof.dr. (Wendy) W Harcourt

Wendy Harcourt is Professor of Gender, Diversity and Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University in The…
  • Full Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
dr. (Silke) S Heumann

dr. (Silke) S Heumann

Silke Heumann is a Sociologist and Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the Major Social Justice Perspectives (SJP). Her areas of expertise and interest…
  • Assistant Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst

prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst

I am an expert in development in areas affected by disaster, conflict or fragility, with a special focus on aid-society relations: the impact of humanitarian…
  • Full Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
dr. (Helen) HM Hintjens

dr. (Helen) HM Hintjens

Dr Helen Hintjens is Assistant Professor in Development and Social Justice at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.For more than 30 years…
  • Assistant Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
dr. (Rosalba) RA Icaza Garza

dr. (Rosalba) RA Icaza Garza

"My research and teaching have been driven by an overwhelming concern to understand resistance to multiple oppressions and the ways in which one’s…
  • Associate Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
prof.dr. (Peter) P Knorringa

prof.dr. (Peter) P Knorringa

Peter Knorringa is a Professor of Private Sector & Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His…
(Otieno) AO Ong'ayo

(Otieno) AO Ong'ayo

Dr. Otieno Ong'ayo (Antony) is a political scientist by training. His main research interests are in the areas of politics of development, migration and…
  • Academic Researcher
  • International Institute of Social Studies
dr. (Lee) LJ Pegler

dr. (Lee) LJ Pegler

Lee Pegler works as a lecturer (Work, Organisation and Labour Rights) within the Social Policy for Development (SPD) Major at the ISS. He spent a large…
  • Assistant Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
(Sreerekha) S Mullassery Sathiamma

(Sreerekha) S Mullassery Sathiamma

Sreerekha Sathi joined ISS in January 2020. Prior to ISS, she taught at the University of Virginia, USA, in its Global Studies Program, and at the Department…
dr. (Nahda) NYT Shehada

dr. (Nahda) NYT Shehada

Research Senior lecturer in Gender, culture & development Field of expertise Gender, culture & development Sociology of Law Anthropology of Islamic…
  • Assistant Professor
  • International Institute of Social Studies
dr. (Karin Astrid) KA Siegmann

dr. (Karin Astrid) KA Siegmann

Holding a PhD in Agricultural Economics, I work as a Senior Lecturer in Labour and Gender Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of…
dr. (Cathy) CA Wilcock

dr. (Cathy) CA Wilcock

My background is in critical development studies and my research so far has taken a politico-sociological approach to the nexus of migration and political…
  • Academic Researcher
  • International Institute of Social Studies

Visiting and external researchers

Agustina Solera
Ana Lisa Santos de Almeida

Freek Schiphorst