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P. (Pieter) Lagerwaard

Faculty of Law
Photographer: Tasniem Anwar

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), political science department. Using participatory methods, I study the use of financial transaction data for security purposes by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). The PhD is part of the research project 'FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial,' funded by the European Research Council (ERC) ( I work furthermore as a teacher at the PPLE college (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics), teaching broadly on politics, rhetoric, and financial intelligence, and mentoring students.

    At present, I am working on a new research project that examines multispecies entanglements, with a specific interest in agriculture. I am volunteering at the farming cooperative Land van Ons (Our Land), which aims at buying up polluted farmland to introduce biodiverse agriculture. I work as a correspondent and part of a local 'perceelgroep' in Leiden. In this capacity, I seek to understand what it means to do what Latour calls ‘earthly politics’ in daily practice. Please reach out in case you have similar interests or know of interesting research initiatives that might align!

    Academic background: Pieter Lagerwaard holds a bachelor in anthropology and research master in social science (cum laude). His work has been published in various journals, such as the Journal of Cultural Economy,  Critical Studies on Security, and Beleid en Maatschappij, as well as popular journals such as De Groene Amsterdammer and StukRoodVlees.

  • Publications





    • Lagerwaard, P. (2018). Following Suspicious Transactions in Europe: Comparing the Operations of European Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). (FOLLOW Research Report). Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Resarch (AISSR), University of Amsterdam. [details]


    • Lagerwaard, P. (2012). The Organisation of Migration: Migration Industry and Social Networks in Anand, Gujarat (India). Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies and Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.


    • Anwar, T. (organiser), Bosma, E. (organiser) & Lagerwaard, P. (organiser) (10-9-2019). Early Career Workshop, Sofia. This Early Career Workshop is part of the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA) in Sofia, 11-14 September 2019. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Practise in Theory