Jolle Demmers is Professor in Conflict Studies at the History of International Relations section of the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University.
Demmers was co-founder of the Centre for Conflict Studies and played an important role in the development of the Conflict Studies teaching and research field at Utrecht University. She was coordinator of the successful MA Conflict Studies & Human Rights from 2004 to 2019 and teaches and writes on theories of violent conflict, military neoliberalism and long-range war. She is currently working on a research project on The Intimacies of Remote Warfare and the reconfiguration of contemporary warfare. She has received several EU Marie Curie ITN grants and has been an Associate Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jolle co-produced several cross-disciplinary projects with BAK, Jonas Staal, De Balie, TAAK, Hacking Habitat, and the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg at the intersection of art, politics and war (eg Stateless Democracy, Remote Control, New World Summit, The Ultra-periphery).
Jolle Demmers is head of the History of International Relations department and chair of the Faculty Admissions Committee. She is also a member of the Peace and Security Committee of the Advisory Council on International Affairs.