I am originally trained as a social and cultural geographer but mostly identify as a social scientist who finds inspiration in sociology, geography, and psychology. I am working much on the everyday realities of bisexual people in the Netherlands and have written a number of publications based on previous studies that I conducted with people who are attracted to same-sex and different-sex people. The multiple interactions between individuals and (social) practices continue to intrigue me on a daily basis.
My research interests are: sex, sexuality, LGBTI, sexual health, identity & identity politics, and romantic relationships. I also enjoy thinking about geopolitics, however, this has not been subject of one of my studies.
After finishing my PhD (august 2018), I started working as a researcher and policy adviser at Atria: Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History. I conducted research on gender-based violence, gendered career scripts, sexual integrity at high schools, and the bisexual movement in the Netherlands. I am currently also involved in evaluations of social interventions to prevent sexual and partner violence. In 2020 I also served as programme manager of a 5 million euro alliance (2018-2022), sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science.
What can you find in this section?
In this section you will find my academic efforts, memberships, and output. I only list output that has been published (or presented, in case of workshops or conference contributions) or, at least, accepted.
I do not only write in English but also in Dutch as I find it important to also make content available for people outside academia. These Dutch articles (target group: Dutch and Flemish professionals, policy makers, students, and academics) are accompanied with an English translation to provide a first impression of the topics/content.
I try my best to always link the output with an internet page; if you cannot access an article due to possible paywalls, please send me a message via Twitter, researchgate, or via email.