Eefke de Haan
Dual PhD candidate/guest
Eefke de Haan is a dual PhD candidate at Leiden University Dual PhD Centre. Working title: "From room to container. History of student housing in the Netherlands".
Eefke de Haan studied History and Dutch language and - literature at the NLO D’Witte Leli and the University of Amsterdam. After this, she worked for the Municipalities of Amsterdam and Leiden in multiple positions concerning housing. Since 2008, she works as a strategic advisor at the Municipality of Leiden. Among other things, this regards being a secretary and chairwoman of the ‘Netwerk Kennissteden Nederland’ (Network of the Cities of Knowledge in The Netherlands), which is a collaboration of twelve university cities and their universities, the ‘VSNU’, the ‘Vereniging Hogescholen’ and Kences, the knowledge institute for student housing. Besides this, she was a teacher at the ‘Bestuursacademie Nederland’ and the ‘Leidse Academie’.
In her dissertation about the history of student housing in the Netherlands, Eefke attempts to seek the connection between her current profession, her persistent experience in housing and her passion for history. Her objective is that the results of her research will be used in the policies of student cities, their knowledge institutes, organizations for student housing, governments and other partners in and of the city.