Since July 2020, I am Assistant Professor International Security Studies at the Netherlands Defence Academy.
Previously I worked as postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University (2016-2020). In the interdisciplinary research project “Blueprints of Hope: designing post-War Europe” led by professor Beatrice de Graaf, I worked on the emergence of the EU as an emotional (security) community from the 1930s-1950s.
In 2017 I defended my PhD-research, funded by NWO Research Talent, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In my PhD-research I studied the EU’s role in the world. My dissertation deals with the question whether the EU’s use of military means since 2003 has changed the EU’s presence in international affairs. Has the EU become a more realist great power like the US, or has it used military means in support of its normative ideals?
News & upcoming events
Factsheet Europese Waarden voor de Tweede Kamer (samen met Blueprints-team)
Media: Bijdrage aan aflevering EenVandaag over Europa als militaire macht
Science & Fiction: 7 June
Introducing Cold War, Louis Hartlooper Complex Utrecht
Public Lecture: 30 May
European Governance and the New Geopolitics: The EU after the War in Ukraine, VICES – VU
Public Lecture: 7 May
What values and norms guide our defence policy? State of Europe Forum
De actualiteit van de Europese Defensiegemeenschap, 195-1954 (2022), Militaire Spectator. With Theo Brinkel