My main research interest is in international relations, particularly the study of international security, international institutions and Global South. My dissertation studied why liberal democracies vary in their responses to norm-breakers in international politics. It challenges the frequently invoked argument that states guard their economic interests when considering responses to norm violation.

My work studies the roots of state action, exploring how commerce, norms and geopolitics inform foreign policy-making. My current work is focused in two areas:

Currently, I am Assistant Professor of International Relations at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2014-2015, I was a Max Weber Fellow at European University Institute in Florence. Before these positions, I conducted my PhD research at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, from 2010 till 2014. In 2012-2013, I was a Fulbright visiting researcher at Columbia University in New York. In summer 2014, I attended The Hague Academy of International Law.



















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