Nana de Graaff is Associate Professor in International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
She is chair of the EU-COST China in Europe Research Network https://china-in-europe.net. De Graaff also serves as an Executive Council Member of SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics).
American corporate and political elite networks and their impact on US foreign policy, the political economy and elite networks of the oil industry, and state-capitalism. De Graaff is co-editor of the RIPE Global Political Economy Series (Routledge) and International Advisory Board member of International Affairs (Oxford University Press/Chatham House).
Nana de Graaff is involved as a co-investigator of the project JRT02 “Clash or Convergence of Capitalism: Property Conflicts over Chinese Direct Investment in Germany and the EU”. During the six months fellowship at Max Weber Centre she will specifically contribute to analyzing the internationalization strategies of Chinese companies in the EU, and to identifying the particularities of the Chinese “state-driven” mode of globalization in collaboration with Philipp Köncke.