Stef Wittendorp is researcher at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs. He current works on an NCTV-funded project inventorying policies and legislation concerning jihadism in various European countries and the United States. He is finalizing his PhD at the University of Groningen on European Community/European Union efforts to deal with terrorism between the mid-1970 and 2015. His dissertation focuses in particular on the emergence and evolution of counter-terrorism as an EC/EU policy domain. For this purpose he draws on securitization theory and governmentality.
He holds a Master’s degree in Modern History and International Relations (2011; cum laude) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Organization and International Relations (2009), both completed at the University of Groningen. In 2008, he spent a semester abroad at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, in the United States.
His research interests concern: (critical) security studies, EU security policies, counter-terrorism, governmentality, and discourse analysis.