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Graduate School of Social Sciences

Board of Studies

The Graduate School of Social Sciences has a Board of Studies (BoS) comprising the Director of the GSSS, the Programme Directors and two student members. The Board of Studies advises the GSSS Director on all matters concerning the Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The current members of the Board of Studies for the Graduate School of Social Sciences are:

  • Dr Annette Freyberg-Inan (director)
  • Dr Yatun Sastramidjaja (Master's programme director Social and Cultural Anthropology)
  • Dr Mendel Giezen (Master's programme director Human Geography en Urban and Regional Planning)
  • Dr Conny Roggeband (Master's programme director Political Science en Conflict Resolution and Governance)
  • Dr Chip Huisman (Master's programme director Sociology)
  • Dr Courtney Vegelin (Master's programme director International Development Studies, Research Master International Development Studies)
  • Dr Danny de Vries (Master's programme director Medical Anthropology en Sociology)
  • Dr Franca van Hooren (Master's programme director Research Master Social Sciences)
  • Dr Courtney Vegelin (Master's programme director Research Master Urban Studies)

Contact with student members

If you have any questions for the student members, please send an email to boss-gsss@uva.nlExternal link.

GSSS director

Annette Freyberg-Inan

The Director, Annette Freyberg-Inan, is responsible for the daily management of the school: academic programmes, budgets and administrative procedures. In the international context, the director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences may be called ‘dean'.

Programme directors and programme managers

Each programme has a programme director (faculty), responsible for the academic content and organisation of the programme. The programme director is assisted by the programme manager (supporting staff), who also is in charge of study advice to the student.

Programme directors can appoint faculty for delegated tasks in the coordination of the programme (such as track coordinators).