Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nana De Graaff is currently a co-investigator in the Corporate Mapping Partnership, a large project to systematically map the structure and influence of the fossil fuel corporate sector in Western Canada, led by Prof. William Carroll (Victoria University) on a 6-year federal research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada).
She participates in many international research networks such as a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) sponsored research project on China’s transnationalizing oil industry, together with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing (2013-2015), and she was management committee member in an EU COST Action network on Emerging Southern Multinationals (2009-2013).
Nana De Graaff is also a founding member of the Elite Power Investigation Centre (EPIC), a centre for the study of elites in global politics. The centre aims to foster international and cross-disciplinary research on elite power and disseminate its findings among scholars, teachers, journalists, NGOs, trade unions, political parties, activists and anyone else interested in how power works in the contemporary world.