The Board

The board of the Society for Philosophy has consisted of the following persons since November 2018:

Elaine Mak (UU, voorzitter)
Luigi Corrias (VU, secretary)
Bastiaan Rijpkema (Leiden, treasurer)
Antonia Waltermann (UM, webmaster)
Anne Ruth Mackor (RUG)
Ronald Tinnevelt (RU)
Claudia Bouteligier (EUR)

Elaine Mak
Elaine Mak is Professor of Jurisprudence at Utrecht University. Her research combines legal theory, comparative constitutional law and socio-legal studies and focuses on the functioning of the institutions of government (legislature, executive branch, and in particular the judiciary) in western liberal democracies in an evolving legal context. She has received grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the prestigious Talent Scheme to conduct research on the changing role of highest courts under the influence of globalisation (Veni, 2008-2011) and on the development of judicial cultures within the European Union (Vidi, 2016-2021). She has published a monograph on Judicial Decision-Making in a Globalised World (Hart Publishing 2013).
Personal webpage

Luigi Corrias – Secretary
Luigi Corrias studied International and European Law and Philosophy of Law at Tilburg University. Between 2003 and 2008 he was a PhD-candidate and junior lecturer at the same institution. In 2008-2009, he worked as a lecturer at the department of European Studies of the University of Amsterdam. Since September 2009 he works at VU University Amsterdam as an assistant professor of philosophy of law. In 2011, Luigi received the first VWR dissertation award for the best dissertation in the field of legal theory in the Netherlands and Belgium for his book The Passivity of Law: Competence and Constitution in The European Body Politic. In his research, Luigi focuses on constitutionalism and democracy (mostly in the context of the EU) and on the boundaries of humanity (mostly in the context of international (criminal) law). He is a member of the editorial board of NJLP.

Bastiaan Rijpkema – Treasurer
Rijpkema is Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He received his LLB in Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2010) and his LLM in Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (cum laude) from Leiden University (2011). In 2015 he obtained his PhD at Leiden University with a dissertation on militant democracy, which was published in Dutch as Weerbare democratie: de grenzen van democratische tolerantie (Nieuw Amsterdam, 2015). An English edition of Weerbare democratie was published in 2018 as Militant democracy: the limits of democratic tolerance by Routledge in their “Extremism and Democracy” series. For Weerbare democratie he was awarded the prize for the best Dutch political book of the year in 2016, the Prinsjesboekenprijs. In 2017 he won the New Scientist Wetenschapstalent-prijs 2017 (New Scientist Science Talent Prize), the prize for the most talented young researcher of the Netherlands and Flanders (Dutch-speaking Belgium). In addition, Rijpkema is commentator for NPO Radio 1’s Nieuws & Co and is part of “Het Filosofische Elftal” of the Dutch newspaper Trouw.

Antonia Waltermann – Webmaster
Antonia Waltermann is assistant professor at the department of Foundations and Methods of Law at Maastricht University. Between 2012 and 2015, she worked as lecturer for the department of Public Law. She received her PhD in April 2016 for her thesis Sovereignties, a conceptual analysis and rational reconstruction of the concept of sovereignty. Her research interests span from theoretical questions of public law to questions of the epistemological foundation of law in general. Her current research concerns the nature of legal systems. Since 2013, she also leads the Maastricht Law and Philosophy Platform (MLP²).

Anne Ruth Mackor
Anne Ruth Mackor is professor of professional ethics, in particular of juridical professions, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen. She studied law in Leiden and philosophy in Leiden and Groningen and received her doctorate from Groningen. Between 2004 and 2014, she worked as extraordinary professor for professional ethics at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology and Religion Studies of the University of Groningen.
Next to her work as professor of profession ethics, she is member of numerous committees in the areas of policy regarding euthanasia and criminal law, such as a member of the Regional Euthanasia Review Committee for the region Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe and the BES islands, and a member of the policy committee for the revision of the Code of Practice of the Regional Euthanasia Review Committees.
Her research is focused on the area of professional ethics, philosophy of science (the nature of legal science) and philosophy of criminal law (culpability, free will and proof in criminal law). Another area of research concerns the analysis and improvement of models of rational proof in criminal law.

Ronald Tinnevelt
Ronald Tinnevelt is associate professor of legal theory at the Faculty of Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He studied philosophy and governance in Nijmegen and received his doctorate from the Higher Institute for Philosophy of the Catholic University Leuven for a dissertation on the relationship between law and democracy. In the past, he has worked at Harvard University and Stanford University in the United States, amongst others.
Additionally, he is chief editor of the Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte (General Dutch Journal for Philosophy), head of the Science Committee of the Faculty of Law, head of the Ethical Committee for the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Management, and co-director of the Nijmegen Political Philosophy Workshop.
He primarily publishes on the topics of justice and democracy.

Claudia Bouteligier
Claudia Bouteligier is an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Law, section Sociology, Theory and Methodology. She obtained her PhD in September 2018 at Leiden University on her dissertation Dialogue in Law and Literature. Critique of Narrative Reason (Oud-Turnhout/’s Hertogenbosch: Gompel&Svacina 2018). She is also co-founder of the platform ‘Law and Literature’, which organizes lecture series and post-academic courses and publishes a series of scientific publications on various topics in law and literature (Critical Studies in Law and Literature, Gompel&Svacina).



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