Jolle Demmers is Full Professor in Conflict Studies and head of section of History of International Relations (UU). She lectures and writes on theories of contemporary violent conflict, boundaries and violence, military neoliberalism and remote warfare. Demmers studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Amsterdam and carried out her PhD research on neoliberal caciquismo and political violence in Mexico. She is currently engaged in research projects on the spatial and temporal reconfiguration of warfare and its blowback effects.
Jolle has co-produced cross-disciplinary projects with BAK, Jonas Staal, De Balie, TAAK, Hacking Habitat, and the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg on the intersections between art, politics and war (e.g. Stateless Democracy, Remote Control, New World Summit, The Ultra-periphery).
Jolle is Chair of the Faculty's Admission Commission, and member of the Dutch Advisory Council of International Affairs (Peace and Secuirty Commission).