FOLLOW is a 5-year research project at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam. FOLLOW is supported by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) and is led by Prof. Marieke de Goede. The project studies daily practices of public and private actors who are countering terrorism financing. We study the dilemmas and ethical and practical challenges of detecting/monitoring, reporting and prosecuting terrorist financing in an increasingly technology- and data-driven context.

FOLLOW analyses

FOLLOW analyses the ways in which private companies increasingly operate in the frontline of security practice. FOLLOW uses the notion of a Chain of Security in order to conceptualise the ways in which security judgements are made across public/private domains and how countering terrorism financing efforts take shape in practice. Redeploying Bruno Latour’s concept of ‘chain of translation’ we follow the path of suspicious transactions from banks to FIUs to the courtroom whereby a transaction is rendered from bank registration to suspicious transaction to court evidence. Read more.


Delighted to be with a wonderful interdisciplinary group of financial security scholarship @UvA_Amsterdam and @FOLLOW_ERC . Today @Han_ahCollins and I present on securing the financial system through the turn to tail risk - in this case Expected Shortfall. @PAISWarwick


Emily Gilbert talking about her work on war, militaries, money, and finance as part of her visit to the UvA as part of @FOLLOW_ERC and @aces_for

Super excited to host our workshop on 'Finance Security Infrastructures' with @C__West, exploring the colonial histories, power dynamics and identity politics of the profound connections between finance and security

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