Director of Education a.i./Associate Professor
Sanneke Kuipers, associate professor in Crisis Governance, combines crisis management scholarship with practical experience as a consultant. She publishes on crisis management, institutionalization, organizational survival, and crisis accountability in international scholarly journals and books. Sanneke has extensive experience as senior advisor at Crisisplan BV in crisis research, evaluation, training and teaching projects, advising national ministries, safety regions and executive agencies. Current research projects include projects on risk and crisis management, institutionalization of public organizations, blaming and accountability after crises and organizational survival.
Dr. Sanneke Kuipers combines scholarship on crisis management with consultancy in the crisis domain.
Sanneke received her Ph.D. in 2004 from Leiden University. Her dissertation on institutional crises and welfare state reform in the Netherlands and Belgium won two national prizes: the 2005 Van Poelje-award of the National Association for Public Administration and the Annual Award of the Political Science Association for the best dissertation of 2004-2005.
Currently associate professor (since 2016) at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs, she writes on topics of crisis and disaster management, institutionalization, organizational survival and path dependency, accountability and blaming after crisis in international scholarly journals and books. She is the editor-in-chief of Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy (Wiley), and associate editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Crisis Analysis (with Eric Stern et al). Sanneke has extensive experience as senior advisor at Crisisplan BV in both national and international crisis management research, evaluation, training and teaching projects. She has consulted with national Ministries and executive agencies of the Dutch government and the EU.
Current research projects include several projects on risk and crisis management (with the Research group Crisis Governance at ISGA), institutionalization of public organizations (with Arjen Boin), blaming and accountability after crises (with Annika Brändström) and organizational survival (with Kutsal Yesilkagit and Brendan Carroll).
Sanneke Kuipers teaches the courses Crisis Management and Governing after Crisis in the master programme Crisis and Security management at Leiden University’s ISGA.
She has taken on the interim position of Director of Education of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs since January 2018.
Grants and awards
- Van Poelje-award of the National Association for Public Administration (2005)
- Annual Award of the Political Science Association for the best dissertation of 2004-2005.
- Senior onderzoeker-adviseur