Your Perspective: PhDs & Research outside of academia

Your Perspective NGO

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Do you consider to pursue a career in academics and research, and are you interested to find out more about (the path to) PhD-positions or other ways to pursue a career full of research? What does working in research entail? What steps can you take during your studies and immediately after graduation? And do you have what it takes to pursue a research career? Ask all your questions to PhD researchers, researchers outside of academia and other experts!


Wendela de Raat is a lecturer in Modern Dutch Literature at Utrecht University and a teacher in Dutch language and literature at the Leidsche Rijn College in Utrecht. She conducts research into the representation of human-animal relationships in Dutch youth novels. She graduated in the Dutch language and subsequently completed the RMA Dutch/Flemish literature and the MA to become a Dutch teacher at the UU.

As research coordinator of the Research Institute for History and Art History, Zora van Harten is the contactperson for researchers for all research-related questions. Are you thinking about submitting a research proposal? Do you have questions about an ongoing research project or PhD trajectory? For all these questions you can contact Zora. Zora is also an alumna of the faculty. She completed her BA Musicology and RMA Musicology here.

Dennis Jansen (he/him) received a 'PhDs in the Humanities' grant from NWO for the project 'The Becoming-Playful of Warfare in the Netherlands' (2021-2025). His research focuses on the role of play and playful technologies in the Dutch military innovation complex. Dennis started his study career in Leiden with the BA International Relations. At UU he completed the MA New Media and Digital Culture and the RMA Media, Art and Performance studies.

Research does not only take place within the university! Alumnus Bouke Deinema works as a research expert at DVJ insights and conducts market research for various clients. He designs research questions and conducts the research. Bouke completed his BA in communication and information science in 2018 and subsequently completed the MA in Business Communication and Digital Media at Tilburg University.

Katja Rakow is associate professor Religious Studies. She studied Religious Studies, Anthropology and Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She now works for Utrecht University and is a PhD supervisor. This entails that she guides PhD students in their research.

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