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Femke Bakker

Assistant Professor

Dr. F.E. Bakker
+31 71 527 6188

Femke E. Bakker is an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science.

More information about Femke Bakker

Femke E. Bakker is an assistant professor Political Science at the Institute of Political Science. She studies international relations from an actor-centric and political psychological perspective.

Her PhD research tested the microfoundations of democratic peace theory. Her current research focuses on the influence beliefs political leaders hold about conflict resolution potentially have on (foreign) policy outcomes.

Her research interests includes political behavior, political leaders, belief systems, democratic peace theory, and experimental methodology.

Femke is a member of the Early Career Committee (ECC) of the International Society of Political Psychologists (ISPP), an associate researcher of the Laboratory of Comparative and Social Research (LCSR) and serves as book reviews editor for Acta Politica.

Curriculum vitae Femke Bakker

PhD supervision

Femke Bakker is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:

  • Microfoundations of International Relations
  • Beliefs and (foreign policy) decision-making
  • Democratic Peace Theory

See for more information on PhD positions:

Institute of Political Science: PhD

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Politieke Wetenschap

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 5B55



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