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 a transnational and transimperial perspective. I focus on political, economic, cultural and intellectual links between ideas of European, imperial, regional and global construction and belonging from the late nineteenth century onward.

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.