Dr. Hans Vollaard

Hans Vollaard (1977) works at the Utrecht University School of Governance since 2017. Between 2007 and 2017, he was lecturer in Dutch and European politics at Leiden University (the Netherlands). He holds a MSc and a PhD in political science from the same university. His PhD dissertation (2009) analysed the significance of territoriality in the European Union. He was also junior lecturer and coordinator EU studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University (2001-2007).

In 2010, he worked as instructor at the Political Science Department of the University of Victoria BC (Canada). As part of an international comparative research project on European regulation of cross-border healthcare, he was research fellow at Copenhagen University (Denmark) in 2012. Among other things, he was co-director of the provincial and waterboards' election studies 2020 and the local elections studies 2022. He is member of the Advisory Board on Politicians' Remuneration.

He published on the origins and development of municipal councils in the Netherlands (2018, Boom), Dutch and German views on European integration (2018, Waxmann), European disintegration (2018, PalgraveMacMillan), the history of the orthodox-protestant SGP party (2018, Verloren), and provincial politics (2019, Boom).