0 Ellen Alexandra Holtmaat
Dr Ellen Alexandra Holtmaat

Dr Ellen Alexandra Holtmaat

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Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Global governance, sustainability standards, environmental politics

About me

I am a former LSE Fellow at the London School of Economics, teaching courses on international political economy, environmental politics and international business. I finished my PhD in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where I researched private sustainability standards in the cut flower sector in Kenya, under the co-supervision of Professor David Sylvan (Political Science) and Professor Jean-Louis Arcand (Economics). For the academic year 2018/2019 I was based in Seattle, USA as a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Environmental Politics at the University of Washington, where I worked with Professor Aseem Prakash.

I was born in the Netherlands. While I was studying for my bachelor's degree in Utrecht I went on exchange to Rhodes University in South Africa. It was there that I got interested in Political Economy when taking a course on Economic Diplomacy in the World Trade Organization (WTO). I did a master's in International Relations in Amsterdam and a master's in Political Economy at the University of Essex in the UK. After finishing my masters, I interned for 6 months at the WTO in Geneva. During my PhD I did an internship at the Trade and Environment Program at the International Trade Center (ITC).

My current interests outside work are road biking, running, dancing, meditation, singing, painting and spending time with friends.

Not available to supervise MPhil/PhD students.



Expertise Details

The role of the private sector in global governance; development; private sustainable standards and environmental politics

My research