Curriculum Vitae

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 Professor of Political Decision-Making at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I also served as the Director of Research of that department, as Head of Studies Politics of the BSc program Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), and in that capacity was also a member of the management team the 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 appointed as member of the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW);  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;  member of the Advisory Board of Compasss; former board member of the Dutch Association of Political Science (2009-2015);  senior associate editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decisionmaking, which is part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia Politics’ series and appeared in print in 2021;  and alumna of the Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the KNAW. 

Education
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).