Dr. Caelesta Braun is Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Administration.
Caelesta’s main fields of research include interest representation and regulatory governance, with a focus on political behaviour of organized interests, stakeholder management of regulatory authorities and decision-making. In May 2015 she received a Vidi grant from the Dutch research council (NWO) for a five-year research project: 2-CAPTURE: on the driving forces of regulatory capture that examines the role and impact of societal stakeholders in regulatory governance.
Before joining Leiden University, Caelesta was an assistant professor at the Utrecht University and Vu University. She has held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Antwerp from 2009-2013 and obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 2009.
2-Capture (Vidi research project)
Comparative Interest Representation (international comparative research project)