Hortense Jongen (H.J.E.M.)
Dr. Hortense Jongen is a lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. Her research expertise is in the areas of international relations and global governance, with a specific interest in mixed-methods research and the international fight against corruption and financial crime.
From 2013 to 2017, Hortense was a PhD candidate and, subsequently, post-doctoral researcher in the NWO-funded research project: ‘No carrots, no sticks: How do peer reviews among states acquire authority in global governance?’ led by Prof. Thomas Conzelmann. Her PhD thesis dealt with the authority of three peer-review mechanisms in the global governance of corruption: the OECD Working Group on Bribery, the Council of Europe’s GRECO, and the Implementation Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Corruption.
Hortense holds a BA (cum laude) in European Studies from Maastricht University and an MSc (cum laude) in Political Science with a specialization in EU external affairs from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Hortense briefly worked as a research assistant at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity, and Welfare in Sweden.
Professional career history
10/2017-present: Lecturer, Maastricht University
4/2017-10/2017: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Maastricht University
1/2013- 4/2017: PhD Candidate, Maastricht University
Autumn 2016: Visiting PhD researcher at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg (SE).
9/2012-12/2012: Research Assistant, University of Malmö (SE)
2011-2012: MSc Political Science-European Union in a Global Order (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
2008-2011: BA European Studies (cum laude), Maastricht University
2010: Erasmus Exchange Student, University of Tartu (EE).