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.


Meet the speaker of this Wed's event!

Dipesh Chakrabarty is Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Prof. Chakrabarty is a leading scholar in decolonization, subaltern and indigenous studies.

If you are truly interested in all things crypto & the relation between digital + democracy, this is a must read - 'Cryptoparties: empowerment in internet security?', by the formidable @MonseesLinda |

We are delighted to announce that prof. dr. Marieke de Goede (@deGoede9) has been appointed as the new AISSR Academic Director! She will take over from Brian Burgoon, who will continue serving until December 2020. Congratulations Marieke and we look forward to working with you!

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