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mw. dr. H.L. (Hanna) Muehlenhoff

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies

  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Kamernummer: F2.01C
  • Postbus 1619
    1000 BP Amsterdam
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    I am Lecturer in European Policy and European Integration at the Department of European Studies. Previously, I was a lecturer at the VU Amsterdam and an ACCESS Europe postdoc in the “Europe and the World” research theme. My research is on the EU’s security policies and the EU’s promotion of human rights in the world from a feminist and governmentality perspective. My work has focused on the case of Turkey. My book “EU Democracy Promotion and Governmentality: Turkey and Beyond will be published by Routledge in 2019. It shows how the neoliberal rationalities of EU funding (de)politicised human rights organisations in Turkey. I am interested in how ideas of human rights, gender and security travel from the international to the local level. I am one of the coordinators of the UACES Research Network “Gendering EU Studies”, which aims to advance feminist research on the EU. I am also the coordinator (with dr. Pola Cebulak) of ACES interdisciplinary research project "Territorialities and Sovereignties" . I am teaching in the BA European Studies as well as in the MA European Studies tracks Governing Europe and European Policy.



    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2018. “EU civil society funding in Turkey: Neoliberal governmentality and the (de)politicisation of LGBT rights”, Politics, online first: 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0263395718770890


    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2017. “Victims, soldiers, peace-makers and caretakers: the neoliberal constitution of women in the EU’s security policy”, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 19 (2), 153-167. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2017.1279417  


    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2016. “Review: European Integration and the Problem of the State: A Critique of the Bordering of Europe”, Global Affairs 2 (1), 110-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2016.1146509  

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2016. “Ambiguities of Power: Struggle and Resistance in (the relations between) Turkey and the EU”, Cooperation and Conflict 51 (3), 291-306.   https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0010836715613363


    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2015. Depoliticizing the politicized? The effects of the EU’s civil society funding in the context of hegemonic struggles in Turkey. PhD thesis, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.


    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2014. “Funding democracy, funding social services? The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights in the context of competing narratives in Turkey”, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 16 (1), 102-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/19448953.2013.864186  

    Diez, Thomas; Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2014. “Europeanisations, Pluralisation: Another Reconsideration of EU-Turkey Relations”, in Siret Hürsoyn (ed.) Turkey’s Quest for the EU Membership Towards 2023. Izmir: Ege University Printing House, 27-46.


    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2012. “A Critical Approach to EU Democracy Promotion: The Constitutive Effects of Civil Society Funding on State-Civil Society Relations”, in Radka Druláková, Petr Kratochvíl and Štěpánka Zemanová (eds.) Actors and Actorness in International Relations: States and their Discontents. Conference Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of Young Scholars, Prague: Vysoka skola ekonomicja v Praze, Nakladatelstvi Oeconomocia, 82-96.


    Other publications

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2010. "Transnational Exchange and the Need for Turkey’s EU Membership: Predicting Turkey’s Accession to the European Union in Terms of Historical Institutionalism." Revisited MA Thesis in European Studies at Universiteit van Amsterdam. Working Paper no. 1 (April 2010). Istanbul: İktisadi Kalkınma Vakfı (İKV); http://oldweb.ikv.org.tr/images/upload/data/files/prepared_by_hanna_l__muhlenhoff_-%28april_2010%29%282%29.pdf.

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. 2009. "Turkish-German relations under the new coalition government in Germany – The impact of the new German coalition government of CDU/CSU and FDP on Turkey’s accession to the European Union and how Turkey can use it to her own benefit." Online publication (December 2009). Istanbul: İktisadi Kalkınma Vakfı (İKV); http://www.ikv.org.tr/default_en.asp.

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. “Der Geist von Gezi”, published 12 March 2014, bpb:magazin. http://www.bpb.de/shop/zeitschriften/179995/bpbmagazin-1-2014 

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. “Der Gegenspieler“, published 9 January 2014 in the weekly national newspaper Der Freitag. http://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/der-gegenspieler

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. “Manche bezahlen mit dem Leben”, published 4 July 2013 in the weekly national newspaper Der Freitag. http://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/manche-bezahlen-mit-dem-leben  

    Muehlenhoff, Hanna L. “This is not Occupy: Resistanbul“, published 14 June 2013 online Der Freitag. http://www.freitag.de/autoren/der-freitag/this-is-not-occupy 


    Read about my teaching in Advalvas Nr. 15 28 Maart 2018 by Joeke Berg on page 27  (in Dutch)

  • Publicaties


    • Muehlenhoff, H. L. (2018). Neoliberal governmentality and the (de)politicisation of LGBT rights: The case of the European Union in Turkey. Politics. DOI: 10.1177/0263395718770890


    • Muehlenhoff, H. L. (2017). Victims, soldiers, peacemakers and caretakers: the neoliberal constitution of women in the EU’s security policy. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 19(2), 153-167. DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2017.1279417


    • Muehlenhoff, H. L. (2016). Ambiguities of power: Struggle and resistance in (the relations between) Turkey and the European Union. Cooperation and Conflict, 51(3), 291-306. DOI: 10.1177/0010836715613363


    • Shahin, J. (organiser), Ypeij, J. L. (organiser), Noack, C. U. (organiser), Muehlenhoff, H. L. (organiser), Kalinovsky, A. M. (organiser), Vos, C. (organiser) & Bellanova, R. (participant) (18-1-2019). Interview Techniques Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands. N (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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