Dr Koen van Zon
Koen van Zon is a political historian working as a postdoctoral researcher at Studio Europa Maastricht, on a project on grassroots community protests vis-à-vis European institutions. In 2020, he received his PhD from Radboud University (the Netherlands) on the question of the democratic legitimacy of the European Community institutions during the 1950s and 1960s. Previously, Koen worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) on the history of consumer representation and activism in the EU. Koen’s current research revolves around the history of the relation between European citizens and EU institutions. His specific interests include institutions, political representation, social movements, regulatory politics and environmental history.