Dr. Michelle Bruijn

Explore the pillars of our research:

Evictions & the right to housing
International law
Using data science in law

Dr. Michelle Bruijn is a postdoctoral researcher in the EVICT project, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Legal Methods (Faculty of Law), University of Groningen. She defended her PhD dissertation on the ‘Alternative War on Drugs’ on the 20th of May 2021. Her dissertation centres around the regulation of cannabis, and the use of eviction as a tool for drug-related crime control.

Michelle specializes in empirical legal research methods, the regulation of cannabis, eviction and housing law, and tackling drug-related (organized) crime without bringing criminal law into play. Within the EVICT project, she conducts postdoctoral research on the meaning and impact of the international right to housing in national eviction cases. She is also is the Web Editor of and she supervises and coordinates the monthly talk series.

Dr. Michelle Bruijn

Assistant Professor