Bouke is now a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Umeå University. Bouke de Vries’ research interests include liberal toleration, neutrality, multiculturalism, and more recently, migration. At the ELP department, he worked on the question of whether volunteering should be a necessary and/or sufficient condition for (expedited) access to permanent residency and/or citizenship.
Bouke did his Ph.D. at the European University Institute, Florence, under the supervision of Prof. Rainer Bauböck (EUI) and Prof. Alan Patten (Princeton University). During his Ph.D., he was a visiting research student at Princeton University and the University of Warwick. Prior to coming to the European University Institute, where he previously obtained an MRes in Political Science, he read philosophy at the University of St. Andrews (MPhil) and King’s College London (MA). He also holds a degree in Arts and Culture from Maastricht University (BA).