Judith Martina Petra Sijstermans

Judith Martina Petra Sijstermans
University of Birmingham · Department of Political Science and International Studies

PhD in Politics at the University of Edinburgh


Judith Sijstermans is currently a Research Fellow on the ESRC funded project "Survival of the Mass Party," based at the University of Birmingham. Her work for the project centers on the Flemish case and the Vlaams Belang. She completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. Judith's main research interests are political parties, how they fit into wider European politics, and sub-state nationalist politics. Stemming from prior experience in politics, she is also interested in policy-oriented work and has provided research assistance on projects ranging from gender and local government to post-Brexit migration policy in Scotland.