I am an International historian with a particular interest in the Global Cold War. I was a postdoctoral fellow at New York University (2015), a National Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow of the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa (2016) and a Lecturer in Conflict Studies at the University of Amsterdam. I have published in international journals and am an editor for history, politics, IR and social science at the European Journal of American Studies.
My work focuses predominantly on Africa's international history as well as European Integration, but I also look at nongovernmental organization and Belgian diplomacy.
In 2020, 'Visions of African Unity', a volume edited together with Matteo Grilli was published with Palgrave Macmillan
In 2023, The Ideological Scramble for Africa: How the Pursuit of Anticolonial Modernity Shaped a Postcolonial Order, 1945–1966 was published with Cornell University Press
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