Georgina Kuipers is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law of Leiden University. Her research concerns trust in government, particularly how this is affected when the government somehow allows its citizens to suffer damages. She also teaches seminars in the course ‘Beginselen van de Democratische Rechtsstaat’ (Introduction to Constitutional Law, first-year Bachelor’s)’.
Georgina Kuipers received her Bachelor’s diploma from Leiden University College The Hague and majored in World Politics. She continued her studies with a Research Master’s in Political Science and Public Administration, specialising in public administration, at Leiden University. During her Master’s she also completed the Leiden Leadership Programme, where she executed a practical assignment for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
During her studies, she took on various board positions, e.g. as academic representative at Leiden University College and its study association Fortuna, and as assessor (student member of the board) of the Honours Academy of Leiden University. After graduation, she worked successively as Coordinator Strategy and Policy and Education Coordinator & Policy Officer at the Honours Academy. Since September 2016, she works for the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law.
In July 2017, she was granted the Meijers PhD position for her interdisciplinary research project ‘Trust Arrives on Foot but Leaves on Horseback. How (Not) to Restore Trust in Government after Facilitated Damages.’ Prof. Willemien den Ouden is her promotor and mr.dr. Michiel Tjepkema is copromotor for this dissertation. In this project, Georgina analyzes projects where the government has somehow allowed, respectively ‘facilitated’, damages to occur for a group of citizens. How can the government design compensation and damages afterwards – both materially and procedurally – so that the affected citizens do not lose trust in their government?
Georgina additionally teaches seminars in the course ‘Beginselen van de Democratische Rechtsstaat’ (Introduction to Constitutional Law, first-year Bachelor’s), having previously taught Introduction to Administrative Law (first-year Bachelor’s). Additionally, she coordinated and taught in the Honours Class ‘Gas extraction in Groningen and the phenomenon of trust in government’.
- Member of the Advisory Council of Leiden University College The Hague