Nathan Vandeputte

Credits: Eduard DelputteNathan Vandeputte is a PhD Researcher and teaching assistant at the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies. His research concerns EU democracy support in Uganda, whereby he approaches 'democracy' from a decentered, radical democratic theoretical perspective. Prior to starting his PhD, Nathan obtained his Master degree in EU studies at Ghent University in 2016 (summa cum laude) and did two internships: one at the EU Delegation in Uganda, and one at the European Partnership for Democracy (a leading democracy NGO in Brussels).

Research interests

  • EU foreign policy
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Democracy support
  • Decolonisation

GIES research areas


  • Internship master EU-studies
  • Community Service Learning
  • Excursion – master EU-studies