I teach a wide variety of courses in the BA/MA history programs. My doctoral research focuses on Dutch colonial history and I am particularly interested in the period 1750-1870 and the transitions between rule by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the Dutch colonial government. How did colonial officials in the nineteenth century, despite rhetorically distancing themselves from Company rule, rely on its legacies to shape colonial rule? Furthermore, I am interested in colonial ideologies and how these were shaped in the colonies. 

My academic background is in history (MA) and political science (MSc). Prior to working in Utrecht, I interned at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR, The Hague), lectured at Maastricht University and Leiden University, and carried out doctoral research at Leiden University.