I am an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From 2018 to 2020, I was a Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. In 2017, I received my PhD from Maastricht University.
My research interests are in the areas of authority and legitimacy in new modes of global governing, with a specific interest in global Internet governance, the global governance of corruption, multistakeholder governance, soft multilateral governance, and mixed-methods research. My research has been published in Cooperation and Conflict, Global Governance, and Review of International Political Economy. I have also done consultancy work for the United Nations on the use of peer review in financial integrity matters.
My PhD Thesis (Maastricht University, 2017) is entitled: ‘Combating Corruption the Soft Way: The Authority of Peer reviews in the Global Fight against Graft.’ It was awarded the 2018 Maastricht University Dissertation Prize for best PhD Thesis defended at the university in 2017 and 2018 (all disciplines except medicine and life sciences).
Alongside research, I enjoy teaching international relations, political science, and research methods. In the spring semester of 2021, I will be co-teaching the elective course ‘SS4S Networks.’ I will also be supervising Bachelor theses (in the Bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and Master theses (in the Master Political Science).