Maartje van der Woude

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Professor Maartje van der Woude (37) is receiving the 2018 Heineken Young Scientists Award in the Humanities for investigating the interplay between the law and public debate concerning such issues as terrorism, migration, and cross-border crime.

Maartje van der Woude focuses our attention on such issues as ethnic profiling and the reception of refugees. The jury praises her as an exceptional and inspiring research talent, a unique, passionate scientist who also seeks to connect with the public, for example in debates and a blog.

Maartje van der Woude is professor of Law and Society at Leiden University. She is also affiliated with the Centre International de Criminologie Comparée at the University of Montreal (Canada) and the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo (Norway).

Van der Woude studied criminal law and criminology at Leiden University and received her PhD there in 2010 for her dissertation on the drafting of Dutch counterterrorism legislation.

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