Young Researchers

CELL’s Young Researchers program offers students from the University College Maastricht (UCM) the opportunity to work with CELL’s team in carrying out Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and policy engagement activities related to reducing divisive stereotypes in textbooks and other educational media. In exchange for academic credit, Young Researchers design and carry out independent research projects on divisive content in textbooks from their countries of origin.

Ambre Derumier

Young Researcher 2019

Ambre Derumier is a student at the University College Maastricht (UCM). Enrolled in a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree, she is focusing on Peace, Conflict and Security studies. Within her curriculum, Ambre has also touched upon the fields of Law, Human Rights and Public Policy. Having completed her secondary education at a high school focused on innovation in education and teaching methods, she enjoys taking the lead in challenging and critiquing new and creative approaches to learning.

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Merel Pechtold

Young Researcher 2019

Merel Pechtold is a socially engaged Honours student intending to develop her curriculum and skills to fit a future work environment that is internationally focused, personally challenging, and contributing to a better world. At University College Maastricht (UCM), her interdisciplinary studies center around International Relations and Cultural Studies. Her passion lies where these two fields overlap, namely in the topics of discrimination and social exclusion.

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Rebeca Lopez Walker

Young Researcher 2019

Rebeca Lopez Walker is pursuing a Liberal Arts bachelor's degree at the University College Maastricht (UCM), with a focus on the social sciences. She has a general interest in working in the fields of social work and conflict resolution, which has brought her to choose courses in Politics, Law and Sociology. She has grown up in various European countries and is passionate about getting to know different places and cultures.

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Alexandra Head

Young Researcher 2019

Alexandra Head is currently studying at University College Maastricht (UCM). She follows a social science concentration with a specific focus on the disciplines of Psychology and Human Rights. Alexandra is especially interested in children’s rights after growing up in Hong Kong and being exposed to the apparent climate of pressure and anxiety that surround the child.

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Triana Segovia

Young Researcher 2019

Triana Segovia is an entrepreneur, educator, artist, and activist. Over the last five years she has participated in various projects in Canada, Brazil, Sweden, and the Netherlands in the fields of social activism, entrepreneurship, politics, and youth education. Her passion for culture, community, and politics mixes with her interests in deconstructing colonial structures and challenging systems of power. Completing a year at the International Youth Initiative Program in Sweden, a holistic education program based for social change-making and alternative education.

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Luka Fleuren

Young Researcher 2018

Luka Fleuren is a student at University College Maastricht (UCM). At UCM, she has an interdisciplinary concentration that combines the Humanities and Social Sciences. More specifically, her academic interests lie in the fields of gender studies and cultural studies. She is particularly fascinated by the social construction of markers of difference such as race, sexuality, and gender, and how these shape people’s sense of self and other. In the process of completing her bachelor degree, she has also spent one semester studying at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

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Arthur Bribosia

Young Researcher 2018

Arthur Bribosia is pursuing a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a focus on social sciences at the University College Maastricht. His academic interests lie in environmental, cultural and conflict studies. He is also deeply interested in education and history which encouraged him to apply to work with CELL. With his personal experience of the Belgian education system and his interest in history and conflict studies, Arthur seeks to research the way Belgium’s colonial past is addressed in both French and Dutch History textbooks.

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Anđela Draganić

Young Researcher 2018

Anđela Draganić is a student of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht. Her focus is on Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in Security Studies. She has completed International Baccalaureate at United World College (UWC) Dilijan, Armenia. Her experiences in Armenia mainly led to her interest in peacebuilding and reconciliation in regions impacted by conflict. Anđela is also focused on the inclusivity of education.

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