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Martijn van Ette

PhD candidate

Drs. M. van Ette
+31 71 527 2713

Martijn van Ette is a PhD-candidate at Leiden's Institute for History. Being part of Dr. Andrew Gawthorpe's NWO-funded project that focusses on American foreign policy and (il)liberalism, he focuses on Southeast Asia and the perceptions that shaped America's strategic interpretations of the region.

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Fields of interest

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. History
  • Southeast Asia
  • Cold War
  • Race

Curriculum Vitae

Martijn van Ette is a PhD-candidate whose research is part of the NWO Vidi-funded project ‘American foreign policy and liberalism’. This project aims to challenge the conception that the US-led postwar order reflected America’s domestic liberalism by considering the influence of illiberal US features, including racism, on the development of the ‘liberal international order’. Within this project he focuses on Southeast Asia and the influence of the Chinese diaspora on America’s strategic interpretations of the region.  

Martijn's academic background consists of a History Bachelor at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and an MSc in International Organisation and MA in Global Political Economy, both at Leiden University. During these studies he developed an interest in International Relations, foreign policy and the underlying social drivers that determine the latter’s expressions. 

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.09B


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