Editorial Team

Our Editorial team is responsible for everything related to this website. We conduct interviews, write opinion articles, and help students and alumni publish their own pieces. We work closely together with the Social Media team to provide the best quality content to our readers. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. If you are a current Euroculture student, you may also join our team when we open up applications at the beginning of each semester.

Dorien Julia Rijkens

Editor in Chief
2020-2022 – Groningen, Göttingen

After finishing my BA in English Literature and Linguistics with a minor in European culture, I joined Euroculture as I was curious to expand my knowledge outside the realm of literature. I am particularly interested in the impact that cultural heritage has on individuals and the creation of group identity, as well as in the implications it has on the legal and political European framework. In those scarce moments of free time besides studying, I love to explore museums, to meet new people, to cook and to read.

Bryan Trannin Bayne

Editor in Chief
2020-2022 – Olomouc, Uppsala

Howdy! I’m a Brazilian-American from Los Angeles and by now have fully embraced the expat identity. I joined Euroculture after my BA in History because I am fascinated by European history, politics, and identities. I am interested in how large organizations like the EU affect the behavior of nation-states and might foster cooperation and democracy. In my free time, I enjoy videogames, playing guitar, and ranking the best pizzerias in town.

Barbora Volková

2021-2023 – Udine, Groningen

Hello! My name is Barbora from the Czech Republic who did a BA in International Relations and European Studies in Brno right before starting Euroculture. I am super interested in the European Union and its external relations particularly. In my dream future, you could find me working for the European External Action Service in Brussels in a diverse, multinational environment. I cannot imagine not being surrounded by internationals! In my free time, you could see me wandering around the countryside or exploring the historical sights and heritage of the country I am currently living in.

Laila M. Lange

2021-2023 – Groningen, Deusto

Hallo! I am originally from a small town near Frankfurt but have lived in the Netherlands for two years already. I obtained my Bachelor in Public Governance across Borders at the University of Twente and since I was not able to leave this beautiful country just yet, I started Euroculture in Groningen. Besides being passionate about the study and politics, I enjoy doing sports, more specifically the fun sport of survivalrun. I can just recommend trying it out if you are ever in Groningen! In my spare time, I join social activities from the sports association and mostly travel within the Netherlands on the weekend.

Carolina Reyes Chávez

2021-2023 – Uppsala, Olomouc

Hola, hola! I’m Carolina from Mexico City, and not having been to Europe before, I’m very excited for all that the Euroculture experience represents!
During my bachelor’s degree in Sociology I always felt attracted to cultural and music studies. Now Euroculture is giving me the opportunity to expand my view on culture, and to rethink and question concepts I took for granted.
In my free time I really enjoy making music, working out and getting to know new places. Fika and meatballs are becoming my new addiction, so enjoy them a lot if you come to Uppsala!

Loura Kruger-Zwart

2021-2023 – Groningen, Göttingen

I moved to Europe in 2017 from Australia and graduated in 2020 with a BA in European Languages & Cultures, specializing in literature and politics. I am passionate about issues of migration, identity, citizenship, and the complex situations that arise when living in such close proximities with other countries, languages and cultures. The Euroculture programme  offers a great opportunity to expand on my BA and specialise in my passions, as well as take advantage of the mobility to experience other European (academic) cultures – it is perfect for me! In my free time, I love to take photos, make (and drink) coffee, tend to my many houseplants and hang out with Kiwi, my overgrown kitten.

Laura de Boer

2021-2023 – Uppsala, Olomouc

Hi there! I’m Laura from the Netherlands. After finishing my Bachelor’s in European Languages and Cultures earlier this year I immediately continued my European journey with the Euroculture Master’s programme. I’m particularly interested in the political aspects of Europe, but seeing as everything is always interconnected, I’m more than happy to learn about all the different cultures, traditions, and identities that this continent has to offer. Luckily, Euroculture gives you enough opportunities to interact with those cultures first hand. Besides studying, I spent my time gaming, learning how to draw (badly), and going on the occasional jog to see some nature!

Leonie Glaser

2021-2023 – Uppsala, Udine

Hi all! I completed my BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law & Economics in Amsterdam, was a full-time board member at a surfing society, and pursued an internship. These, among other experiences, like travel, created my deep interest to study politics, society and culture. However, I was looking for more than just an academic experience. I wanted to live in different countries and emerge myself in fascinating cultures. Hence, when Euroculture and I laid eyes on each other, it was love at first sight! I can combine my academic aspirations with what I love to do in my spare time – travel, meet new people and experience day (and night!) life in different countries. Except surfing – waaay too cold in Sweden 😉