Martine Beijerman is an associate research fellow at Amsterdam Center for International Law. Her research focuses on NGO involvement in international law-making, and aims to rethink the concept of democratic legitimacy. Martine defended her Ph.D. on May 12, 2016. It was conducted under the supervision of Prof. mr. Jean d'Aspremont and Mr. dr. Aernout Nieuwenhuis. She has been a Sydney Law School visitor scholar at The University of Sydney from March 2010 to March 2011. She was selected for LERU Doctoral Summer School 2013. From September 2009 to March 2010, she did research on the relationship between democracy and new media instructed by Stichting Democratie en Media. She is a member of Ius Commune Research School.
Martine Beijerman currently works on a book project on democracy and fear for others. Besides, she advises Join for Joy on sport for development in the rural areas of East-Africa. From 2014 to 2016 Martine was a lecturer at Ad de Jonge Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam. In 2012, she was involved in teaching 'Legislation practicum', optional subject of the Master Constitutional and Administrative Law at University of Amsterdam. She cofounded YWN, a network for which she organized substantive topic meetings for and by female academics, politicians and entrepreneurs. She has two years work experience in campaigning and strategic research at BKB, during which she specialized in research policy assignments based on focus groups for Dutch government departments.