I am an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and a Researcher at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. As of September 2021, I am Principal Investigator of the three-year research project ‘Digital Self-Determination for the South? Legitimacy in the Regional Internet Registries,’ which is funded by the Swedish Research Council.
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, European Journal of International Relations, Global Governance, Review of International Political Economy, and Review of International Studies. 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 autumn semester of 2022, I will be co-teaching the courses ‘State, Power and Conflict’ (BSc Political Science). I am also coordinating the MSc thesis trajectory (of the Master’s program in Political Science).