Renske is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She studied politics and international law at the University of Nottingham, Sciences Po Paris, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and at the University of Edinburgh.
Renske's PhD research looks at EU security and defence responses to migrants departing from Libya for Europe. She is interested in the ways EU officials view, narrate, and make (no) sense of their work on this response. Additionally, together with Sofia Stolk, she is engaged in the research project 'Legal Sightseeing', which investigates how international law presents itself 'to the public' as an event, and in turn inquires into what that public shows up for. Broader research interests include approaches to contemporary warfare, socio-legal studies, institutional architecture and visualising law.
Renske teaches public international law at VU Amsterdam and transnational law at National Taiwain University (NTU Law).
Vos, R. 'A Walk along the Rue de la Loi: EU Facades as front- and backstage of transnational legal practice' in L. Boer and S. Stolk (eds.) Illuminating the Backstage of Transnational Legal Practice (Routledge, 2019 forthcoming).
Stolk, S. and R. Vos 'International Legal Sightseeing' in Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (2018, forthcoming).