Renske Vos (MA LLM) is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and research fellow at the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law (CePTL). She studied politics and international law at the University of Nottingham, Sciences Po Paris, the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, the University of Amsterdam and at the University of Edinburgh.
Renske's PhD research centres around an EU security and defence response to migrants departing from Libya for Europe, code-named operation Sophia. She is interested in the ways EU officials view, narrate, and make (no) sense of their work on this operation. Broader research interests include transnational legal studies, socio-legal studies, institutional architecture, law as literature, and ways of visualising law.
Together with Sofia Stolk, she co-directs the research project 'Legal Sightseeing', which investigates how international law presents itself 'to the public' and in turn enquires into what that public shows up for. Findings are presented through a photo blog on www.legalsightseeing.org. They are co-editors of a special issue on brutalist institutional architecture and of an edited volume titled International Law’s Collected Stories. Together, Sofia and Renske also co-chair the international law section at the annual Pan-European Conference of the European International Studies Association.
Renske has taught Theories of International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, and currently teaches public international law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and transnational law at National Taiwan University (NTU Law).
Sinatti, G. and R. Vos ‘Representations of Border Deaths and the Making and Unmaking of Borders’ in P. Cuttitta and T. Last (eds.) Border Deaths. Causes, Dynamics and Consequences of Migration-related Mortality (Amsterdam University Press, 2019 forthcoming).
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.) Backstage Practices of Transnational Law (Routledge, 2019).
Stolk, S. and R. Vos 'International Legal Sightseeing' in Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (2018, issue 2), https://joxcsls.com/2018/12/09/international-legal-sightseeing/.