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Ms N.P.M.R. (Natalie) Welfens

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

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

    Natalie Welfens is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. Her research project analyses Germany’s humanitarian admission programmes for Syrian refugees and was awarded a Young Talent research grant by the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research).

    Natalie holds a Double-Master in International Relations and Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and the Free University Berlin, and a Bachelor in European Studies from Sciences Po Paris, Campus Nancy. After her Master she worked as a research associate at the Center for European Integration of the Free University Berlin, where she was teaching seminars on European refugee and migration policy. Before that, she gained first working experiences through internships at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    She is founding member of Polis180, a Berlin-based grassroots think tank for European and Foreign Policy, member of Netzwek Flüchtlingsforschung, and board member of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS).

  • Publications


    • Muehlenhoff, H. L. (Guest ed.), Welfens, N. P. M. R. (Guest ed.), & van der Vleuten, A. (Guest ed.) (2020). Slipping Off or Turning the Tide? Gender Equality in European Union’s External Relations in Times of Crisis . Political Studies Review, 18(3), 322-459.
    • Welfens, N. P. M. R. (2020). Protecting Refugees Inside, Protecting Borders Abroad? Gender in the EU’s Responses to the ‘Refugee Crisis’. Political Studies Review, 18(3), 378-392.
    • Welfens, N. P. M. R., & Bonjour, S. A. (2020). Families first? The mobilisation of family norms in refugee resettlement. International Political Sociology.


    • Welfens, N. (2016). 'This Module is not only about Women and Gay People' Gender Mainstreaming in der europäischen Asylpolitik: Von einem essentialisierenden zu einem intersektionalen Genderverständnis? Femina politica, 25(2), 77-92. [details]
    • Welfens, N. (2016). Transfer durch Krise? – Frankreichs Berufsbildungssystem zwischen Pfadabhängigkeit und deutschem Modell. In J. Schmid, K. Amos, J. Schrader, & A. Thiel (Eds.), Internationalisierte Welten der Bildung: Bildung und Bildungspolitik im globalen Vergleich (pp. 97-120). (Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik; Vol. 16). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [details]



    • Welfens, N. (2016). NWO Research Talent (Onderzoekstalent) Grant.


    • Welfens, N. (organiser) & Engler, M. (organiser) (29-11-2019). Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) on 'Active Refugee Admission Policies in Europe: Exploring an Emerging Research Field', Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Welfens, N. (organiser) & Müller Funk, L. (organiser) (6-11-2019 - 7-11-2019). Stay, move-on, return. Dynamics of mobility aspirations in contexts of forced displacement., Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Klarenbeek, L. (organiser), Welfens, N. P. M. R. (organiser), Bonjour, S. A. (organiser) & Doomernik, J. M. J. (participant) (27-10-2017). DAMR Fall Meeting, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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