Current and former academic positions
Since 1 September 2017, I am Professor of Politics & Governance at Utrecht University School of Governance (USG). In this capacity, I am co-chairing USG’s Public Governance group, am a member of USG’s research board and the program director of the challenging two-year master program Research in Public Administration and Organisational Science. Between 2019-2021, I served as a member and (technical) chair of USG’s Executive Board.
Before joining Utrecht University, I was a Professor in Political Decision-Making at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. There, I served as the director of research of that department, as Head of Studies Politics of the BSc program Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). I was also a member of the management team of the PPE program’s John Stuart Mill College. Prior to my appointment as full professor, I have been Assistant and Associate Professor in Comparative Politics and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Other executive positions & memberships (selection)
I am an elected member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW); senior member of the Netherlands Institute of Governance, of which I am also a board member; and member of the Advisory Board of Compasss. I am also former appointed member of the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW) (2017-2022); former board member of the Dutch Association of Political Science (2009-2015); and was one of senior associate editors of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decisionmaking, which is part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia Politics’ series that appeared in print in 2021. I am also an alumna of the Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the KNAW.
2008 Ph.D. in Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (cum laude, with distinction)
2003 M.Sc. in Political Science, University of Amsterdam
2002 M.A. in Economics, University of Amsterdam
2001 Minor Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam
My full CV can be downloaded here (version from February 2021).