Liza Mügge (née Liza Nell) is associate professor (UHD1) at the political science department, and research theme leader of the Diverse Europe group of the Amsterdam Research Centre for European Studies at the UvA. Liza acts as chair of the UvA-wide Taskforce on Social Safety (September 2019-December 2020). She is founding editor of the European Journal of Politics and Gender and the previous director of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (2016-2019). She has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to spend academic year 2020/21 in Berlin at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).
Her research focuses on political representation and equality of ethnic minorities and women in Europe. She received the highly competitive Veni grant (2013) from the NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and a NWO Vidi grant (2017). In addition, she was an affiliated researcher of the Open Research Area-funded project Pathways to Power: The Political Representation of Citizens of Immigrant Origin in Seven European Democracies (PATHWAYS). She is co-recipient of the Politics 2018 Best Article Award.
Liza was residential fellow with Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2016-2017), the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School (2014-2015) and visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (January-June 2012). She is past co-convenor of the Standing Group Gender & Politics of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (2013-2016). In July 2019 she and her team hosted the European Conference of Politics & Gender at the UvA.
Liza believes in public and academic service and serves on a range of committees and boards such as: