Akudo Kyoshia McGee
Akudo McGee is a PhD researcher at Studio Europa Maastricht and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the post-2015 contestation of human rights, democracy, and rule of law norms in Poland. She is studying the evolving discourse of the Polish government during two periods when the country experienced exceptionally different socialisation pressures, risks, and benefits from norm contestation. Moreover, Akudo hopes to investigate the role that agency may play in contestation. In addition to her research, Akudo is the head of 89 Netherlands, the Dutch chapter of pan-European think-do tank, 89 Initiative. In that role, she oversees the development of research-based policy on climate and democracy.