Marieke Krijnen, PhD

Researcher, writer and editor  –Ÿ Strong analytical and writing skills Ÿ- Event and project management experience Ÿ- Works independently and in teams.


2017-current Researcher, Writer, Editor
Self-employed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
-Proofreading, editing, manuscript development.
-Research project design and management.
-Event management and training.
-Editor at academic journal ACME.
2017 Part-time Consultant
AUB Policy Institute, Beirut, Lebanon.
-Conceptualized, researched and coordinated workshops.
-Desk research on housing issues.
Part-time Lecturer
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
-Developed and taught course materials.
-Trained students in fieldwork, writing and research skills.
-Assessed and evaluated students’ progress and learning process.
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon.
-Developed and implemented research project on the real estate and finance sectors in Lebanon.
-Organized international conference on the same topic.
2011-2016 PhD-Candidate
Department of Conflict and Development, Ghent University, Belgium.
-Developed and implemented research on real estate development in Beirut.
-Acquired data through interviewing, data analysis, mapping, etc.
-Received training in qualitative data analysis.
-Developed and taught course materials.
-Assessed and evaluated students’ assignments and exams.
– Organized international workshop.
2010-2011 Project Officer
MAJAL Academic Urban Observatory, Beirut, Lebanon.
-Developed research on gentrification in Beirut.
-Designed and managed a mapping project.
-Developed and tested data collection methodologies.
2002-2006 Administrative Juridical Registration Employee
Land Registry, Apeldoorn/Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
-Verified and registered property and mortgage records.
-Completed training course in real-estate law.


2011-2016 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Ghent University, Belgium.
Thesis: The urban transformation of Beirut: An investigation into the movement of capital.
2007-2010 Master of Arts, Middle East Studies
American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Thesis: Facilitating real estate development in Beirut: A peculiar case of neoliberal public policy. GPA 4.0.
2004-2007 Bachelor of Arts, Humanistics
University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands.


Successfully organized and managed a number of events:
o   Workshops for MA-students (2015 and 2017), including published report.
o   International conferences (2014 and 2017)
o   International seminar (2017).
o   Conference panel (2017).
Published my research in high-ranking journals, most recently:
o   Krijnen M (2018) Beirut and the creation of the rent gap. Urban Geography, published online February 5, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2018.1433925.
o   Krijnen M, Bassens D and van Meeteren M (2017) Manning circuits of value: Lebanese professionals and expatriate world-city formation in Beirut. Environment and Planning A 49(12): 2878-2896.
Presented my work at over fourteen international conferences, including:
o   Royal Geographical Society-IBG International Conference (2017, 2016, 2012)
o   Global Conference on Economic Geography (2015)
o   Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (2013)
o   American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (2012)
o   World Congress of Middle East Studies (2010)
Granted several research/travel awards, including:
o   Award for best paper and presentation, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm (2017).
o   Full PhD-research grant and fieldwork budget, Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University (2011).


2014 Oslo Summer School
Course Comparative and global social futures, Prof. Akhil Gupta
2012-2014 Doctoral Schools training
Economic Theory and History of the Eastern Mediterranean; Arabic Literary Texts I; Modern Arabic I; Economic Globalisation; Political Geography; NVivo 9 Qualitative Data Analysis; ARC GIS; Slide Design.


Dutch Mother tongue
English Proficient (IELTS-band: 9 (highest, test taken April 7, 2018))
German Advanced
Spanish Advanced
French Advanced
Arabic High intermediate Lebanese, intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

References are available upon request.