Drs. C.W. (Constant) Hijzen

Position:
  • PhD candidate
Expertise:
  • National security
  • Intelligence communities / intelligence history
  • Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism


Telephone number: +31 (0)70 800 9506
E-Mail: c.w.hijzen@fgga.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Governance and Global Affairs, Instituut Security and Global Affairs, Terrorism and political violence
Office Address: Stichthage
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2159
E-Mail: c.w.hijzen@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Geschiedenis diversen
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.72a


Mobile number

+31 (0)6-24707174

Fields of interest

- National security
- Terrorism and counterterrorism
- Study of intelligence
- Political history
- International Relations
- Performativity / discourse analysis

Research

My dissertation is part of the VIDI-Project of Dr. Beatrice de Graaf, entitled “Enemies of the state: the making of the national security state, 1945-2001”. In this project we investigate the construction of the national security state between 1945 and 2001 in the United States, the Netherlands and West-Germany (and Italy, Beatrice de Graaf), from both an international and a comparative perspective. The point of departure of this project is that in these postwar national security states, there were no ‘objective’ threats, but that these were representations of threats. The process of constructing these threats is the main focus of our research. I will concentrate on the role of intelligence and security services in this process.

Curriculum vitae

2000-2006
Leiden University, History MA (drs.)

2003                                                   
Université Marc Bloch (Strasbourg II), social history

2007-2008                                        
Center for Government Studies, Leiden University, Researcher and consultant  

2008-2009                                         
The Kennisland Foundation (an Amsterdam based independent thinktank), Researcher and consultant    
       
2009-present                                     
Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (Campus Den Haag, Leiden University), PhD Student

Last Modified: 10-12-2015