Inge Ruigrok

Inge Ruigrok currently works as an advisor at the European Research Council in Brussels, which was established by the European Commission to fund curiosity-driven frontier research. In this role, she is responsible for content management and support to scientific feedback to policy. Prior to this, she worked as a freelance journalist in Southern Africa and as an Associate Researcher at the NOVA Law School in Lisbon, working in a project on public law and diversity in Lusophone Africa. She also consulted for EU Delegations in Angola, Mozambique, Brazil and Papua New Guinea. She holds a PhD from the VU School of Social Sciences, Amsterdam (2011). Her PhD research on post-war governance in Angola was funded by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development and the Wenner Gren Foundation (USA), and based on long-term field work in former conflict zones in central Angola.


Keywords: Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, governance, post-war political rebuilding, science diplomacy, scientific feedback to policy.

Fellow member
European Research Council