Natascha van der Zwan is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Leiden University. She does comparative and historical research on financialization and pension systems, investment rules and regulations, and sustainable finance. Her publications include the 2014 article “Making Sense of Financialization” (Socio-Economic Review) which has become a key article in scholarship on financialization. Natascha is co-editor (with Philip Mader and Daniel Mertens) of the Routledge International Handbook of Financialization (2020) and member of the editorial board for the interdisciplinary journal Competition & Change. In 2020, she won a prestigious NORFACE grant for the project “Democratic governance of funded pension schemes” (DEEPEN; with Karen Anderson, Juan Fernandez and Tobias Wiss). She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from the New School for Social Research in 2012. Prior to joining Leiden University, she held positions at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and the University of Amsterdam. Natascha has been a SASE member for more than 10 years and is affiliated with Networks E (Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States) and N (Finance and Society). In 2020, she co-organized a SASE mini-conference “The Welfare State in Financial Times”, together with Jeanne Lazarus (Sciences Po) and Daniel Mertens (University of Osnabrück).
Natascha van der Zwan