since May 2009: Qualified academic teacher, certified by Utrecht University, Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (outstanding)
2009: Management course Taking up leadership in new contexts at Utrecht University
1998 - 2005: PhD Thesis at the European University Institute, Florence (ungraded)
Theme: European public sphere
1992 - 1998: MA Political Science, Leiden University, The Netherlands (cum laude)
1996 - 1997: Full course year Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Languages: Dutch native speaker; English on academic level; Spanish and Italian fluent; German average to good; French sufficiency in reading.
Relevant computer programs: MaxQDA, SPSS.
- since 06/2009: Affiliated researcher, Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam
2005 - 2009: Junior Assistant Professor*, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2001 - 2003: Research assistant to Prof. Thomas Risse, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies DFG project on the European public sphere
1995 - 1996: Member of the board of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University
*Research: NWO Shifts in governance-project on Public accountability and the European Union
Teaching: public administration, organization science, research methodology, BA3 research, MA theses
Honourable mention as second best dissertation of 2005 by the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP)
Main Fields of Interest
- European public sphere
- Identity in relation to a European political community
- Europeanization in general
- Public accountability by European Council members to parliaments
KFG Research Project
"European public sphere and European identity"