Children's rights researcher Marieke Hopman (1988) combines philosophy, sociology and law in an attempt to better understand children's rights violations. In her research, she gives special attention to children who are least heard in society.
In addition, she is the projectleader of the newly founded "Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research" (MPCER).
Philosophy of law
Professional career history
After finishing her BA Philosophy at the University of Tilburg and her MA at the University of Amsterdam, she recently successfully defended her PhD research "looking at law through children's eyes". In the thesis, she designed a new theoretical and methodological framework meant to study children’s rights violations from a bottom-up, legal pluralist approach. The research includes several case studies including field research, among which the child's right to education in the Netherlands and in the Central African Republic.