Emma van Heeswijk is an aspiring teacher in the Anthropology department, driven by a passion for ethnographic research. She holds a bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, with a specialization in Criminology. Her completion of an international Master's program spanning Glasgow, Dublin, and Prague has immersed her in subjects such as security, (de-)radicalization, and peacebuilding.
In the past, Emma conducted research exploring the intricate interplay between national security, intercultural exchanges, and collective identity formation. Her previous research also delved into the concepts of coercion within peacebuilding contexts.
Over the last two years, Emma has gained practical experience as a research assistant, actively participating in the development of innovative methods to evaluate distancing efforts with radicalized individuals.