I am an International  historian with a particular interest in the diplomatic history of territories that were formerly colonised. I have researched topics such as African international history, NGOs as well as European and Belgian Diplomacy in a postcolonial context. I am currently a lecturer in the history of international relations at Utrecht University, a research fellow at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa and an external fellow at Shanghai University. I have done research in archives and universities in China, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Zambia and Nigeria.

2020-2025 Neoliberalism in the Global South

2020-2022: Belgium and the Third World (1885-2015)

January 2020-2022: Co-Investigator of the AHRC Project “Regionalism in East Africa c. 1900 to the present” with Christopher Vaughan (PI), Alden Young (Co-Investigator) and Mr P J O'Reilly (Researcher)