My work focuses on processes of learning and socialization in both formal and informal (educational) settings. I am interested in how learning practices and discourses are shaped and transformed by the wider conditions of the socio-cultural communities they are part of. My focus has been in particular on cultural diversity, in the normativity of teaching and learning traditions and in how 'old' traditions transform through the contact with 'new' ones. Earlier work focused on transformation of learning traditions in a Native American community in Mexico and on inter-ethic knowledge sharing in multi-ethnic classrooms in the Netherlands. More recent work involves the transformation of socialization during migration and the informal learning of (immigrant) teens online. Currently I am also involved in the design of educational interventions in relation to polarisation and digital citizenship.


Links to current Projects


Het-filterbubbel-project (NL) / 

The-filter-bubble-project (ENG)



Intercultural Education
Inaugural lecture date