I am an assistant professor at the Institute for History at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Previously, I was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2010-11) and held a NWO Rubicon research grant at Utrecht University in the Netherlands (2011-13).
My research interests are European and world history from the late nineteenth century onward. In my PhD dissertation I examined the influence of colonialism on the European movement in France and the Netherlands, two 'imperial nation-states', in the interwar period. I am currently working on two projects. The first project also seeks to integrate European and world history; it examines conceptions of 'Eurafrica' across Europe from the late 19th century onward. The second project entitled 'Civil society and the rise of global governance', examines civil society netwoks surrounding the League of Nations and the United Nations.
My teaching experience reflects my joint interest in European and world history, having taught and supervised in these fields at the University of Cambridge, the European University Institute and Utrecht University. At Leiden University, I am currently involved in teaching European integration history from a global perspective as well as teaching courses on euroscepticism at MA and BA level.
I have a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, an M.A. in History and an LL.M. from the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. I have also studied at the University of Edinburgh and at University College London, as well as at Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.
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