Marit De Haan

Doctoral Researcher

Meet Marit De Haan

Short Bio

Marit de Haan is a PhD researcher at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University. Her research is about the victims of the Chilean military dictatorship, with a specific focus on victim participation in the transitional justice period, restorative justice and victims’ needs. The project is related to the larger ERC project “Righting victim participation in transitional justice” and supervised by Professor Tine Destrooper.

Marit completed her BSc in Psychology and MA in Global Criminology at Utrecht University. After graduating, she worked as a researcher in Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile & Universidad de Chile), collaborating on various research projects in the area of restorative justice and victim’s justice needs. Other international projects she has worked on, amongst others for the City University of New York, focused on the reform of prisons worldwide and more humane responses to criminal behavior. Before starting her PhD, she worked for the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice. Marit is furthermore interested in conflict resolution and acts as a mediator in neighborhood conflicts. Her research project is funded through an individual FWO PhD fellowship.

Education:

  • 2015-2017: Global Criminology (Master of Arts), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 2011-2015: Psychology (Bachelor of Science), Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Professional positions

  • 11/2019 – ongoing:  PhD Research fellow (FWO), Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 06/2019 – 11/2019: Researcher, Research and Documentation Centre (WODC), The Hague, the Netherlands
  • 10/2018 – 05/2019: Research consultant, Incarceration Nations Network / City University of New York
    Project on global prison reform, showcasing innovative alternatives to incarceration
  • 10/2017 – 09/2018: Research assistant, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Various projects in the area of restorative justice & victims needs
  • December 2017: Teacher (Master Restorative Justice), Universidad Central, Santiago, Chile
  • 06/2017 – 12/2017: Research assistant, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Evaluation of pilot project with penal mediation for juveniles in Santiago de Chile
  • 06/2017 – 12/2017: Research internship, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Research project about the reintegration of female offenders
  • 12/2016 – 09/2017: Research assistant, Restorative Justice Nederland
    Research project about more humane approaches to addressing the harm of criminal behavior
  • 12/2015 – 12/2016: Student assistant, Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 05/2015 – 02/2016: Research assistant, Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

 

 

Contact Information
Visiting Address

Paddenhoek 5, 1st Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Postal Address

Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Direct Contact

marit.dehaan@ugent.be