Gijs Maanen, van

Gijs van Maanen, MA

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 409

    5037 DE Tilburg



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Research interests

From September onward, I will be working for four days a week as postdoc at Utrecht University.

-16 June, presentaton at TILT PHD Colloquium of 'Governance of algorithms requires attention to representation' (together with Daan Kolkman).
-28 June-July 2: participating in Interpretative Policy Analysis Cnference in panel titled 'How does ethnography change and remain the same'.
-5-9 July Panel organizer and presentation at CEPE/IACAP Joint Conference 2021: The Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.
-7-10 September, presenter at Mancept workshop 'Governance of AI'.

I do research on open government and open data in the Netherlands. My research is part of a project titled 'Designing a regulatory framework for citizen-friendly data communication by public actors', and my direct colleagues are prof. dr. Anne Meuwese, dr. Johan Wolswinkel, and Annemarie Balvert LLM.

A short introductory video on my research on open ground water data can be found here (in Dutch):

For about 1.5 months in 2020-2021 I do research for a De Jonge Akademie funded and organized research project on the effects of private funding on academic research. The project is chaired by dr. Linnet Taylor.

In the beginning of 2021 I was a visiting student/scholar at the Centre of Interdisciplinary Methodologies of the University of Warwick (UK), and work together with prof. dr. Noortje Marres on, among other things, the relationship between philosophy and empirical research.

Works in progress:
-AI ethics washing paper: to be presented in Hamburg in the summer
-a paper on algorithmic representation together with Daan Kolkman (TU/Eindhoven).
-in a very preliminary state: work on the Dutch tradition of 'empirische filosofie'.

I have a background in history and philosophy of political science (both at Leiden University, cum laude). My history thesis was titled 'Deliberative democracy in the Netherlands' and focused on one specific deliberative 'mini public' which took place in the city of Groningen ('The G1000 Groningen'). In my philosophy thesis, I evaluated the social-political relevance of a new movement in feminist political theory called 'new materialism'.

Current courses

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2020: Understanding the Information Society. BA Data Science course. (Co)coordinator.
2020: Data Challenge 3. BA Data Scence course. (Co)coordinator.
2019: Understanding the Information Society. BA Data Science course. (Co)coordinator.
2019: Data Challenge 3. BA Data Scence course. (Co)coordinator.
2019: AJD B. Pre-master Law course.
2018: Data Challenge 3. BA Data Science course. (Co)coordinator.
2018: Understanding the Information Society. BA Data Science course. (Co)coordinator.