I am a social scientist with extensive research experience on issues to do with sustainability, and I draw on ethnographic methods in my work.
I have worked on projects about the adoption of renewable energy technologies in households across Dutch regions, environmental governance of decentralised wastewater infrastructure in the Flevopolder and Noord-Brabant, and waste management as part of green movements and sustainable cities, in Amsterdam and Leiden. Drawing on environmental anthropology, science and technology studies, and political ecology, I explore local practices, to do with energy, water and waste, and connect these to global challenges and academic debates concerning gender equity, responsible consumption and production, and multispecies justice. As sustainability challenges are complex, engaging with the many experts and stakeholders involved has been integral to my work.
I am an assistant professor at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. Before that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh (2019), and a postdoctoral researcher at the Anthropology Department at the University of Amsterdam (2019-2023), the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University & Research (2016 – 2018) and the Centre on Research on Environmental and Social Change at the University of Antwerp (2015). I have also been a visiting fellow at the Institute for European Ethnology at the Humboldt University Berlin (2013), the DEMAND Centre at Lancaster University (2017) and the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Research Group at the University of Edinburgh (2018). I received my PhD-education at the Amsterdam School of Social Science Research (2015). My dissertation connected an ethnography of everyday life in a neighbourhood to literature about the role of affects in the construction of citizenship.
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