In her position as Research Assistant, Marrit’s main responsibilities are:
- Assisting with the research into the factors for the populist vote in eight non-metropolitan regions in Austria, France, Italy and Poland;
- Meeting and actively looking for suitable experts willing to take part in interviews;
- Conducting interviews with country and populism experts (Austria and Poland) and civil society organisations;
- Preparing the transcripts of the interviews.
Before joining ECAS, Marrit worked as a Dutch language instructor and instructor coach. She also worked in the NGO sector.
Marrit has Bachelor ‘s Degrees in Journalism and in International Relations and Master Degrees in International Crimes and Criminology and in teacher education in culture and social sciences. She is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Maastricht.