Research interests

AoS: Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Education, Political Philosophy

AoC: Continental philosophy, Philosophy of Emotion, Normative Ethics

Academic positions

Senior lecturer 08/2019 – present Humanities Department, Erasmus University College (EUC), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

PhD candidate 01/2017 – 02/2019 School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, EUR. Supervision prof. dr. W. Schinkel and dr. L. Noordegraaf-Eelens. Title: Europe’s political frontier: depoliticization critique and ethics. PhD conferred: 28/2/2019. Examiners: prof. dr. E. Balibar, prof. dr. H. Brunkhorst, prof. dr. D.A.A. Loose, prof. dr. J. de Mul, dr. G.H. van Oenen, dr. A.W. Prins.

Tutor/Lecturer 08/2014 – 08/2019 Humanities Department, EUC, EUR. BKO/UTQ attained in 2018.

Junior Lecturer 05/2014-08/2014 Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), EUR. Coordination, teaching and examination of the course ‘Ethische Kwesties’ [Applied Ethics], under formal responsibility of prof. dr. M.M.S.K. Sie.


MA Philosophy 09/2012- 08/2014 ESPhil, EUR. Average grade: 9,1/10.0 (cum laude). Thesis grade: 9,5. Specialization: Practical Philosophy. BA Liberal Arts and Sciences 09/2009 – 08/2012 ESPhil, EUR. Average grade: 8,3/10 (distinction). Thesis Grade: 9,0. Specialisation: Philosophical Anthropology. Participated in university-wide Erasmus Honours Programme as one of 25 selected students.

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Conference presentations

The complex duty to power and the public use of reason: Plessner’s critique of social radicalism then and now Workshop by the Helmuth Plessner Society (accepted)

Setting it right: from Arendt’s educational philosophy to the public sphere Annual conference on Hannah Arendt’s Political Philosophy, Leiden University, 3/2021 (accepted)

Between child and world: Arendt on Educational Responsibility Onderzoeksschool voor Wijsbegeerte [Dutch Research School of Philosophy], annual conference (online), 12/2020.

Arendt and sustainable education American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA [accepted, cancelled due to global pandemic].

Dissociation or Association? Schmittian and Arendtian perspectives on the political Onderzoeksschool voor Wijsbegeerte [Dutch Research School of Philosophy] annual conference, Amsterdam 11/2019.

The Neutrality Dilemma for Luck Egalitarianism, with Huub Brouwer Society for Applied Philosophy conference, Utrecht. 06/2018 Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Oxford, GBR 04/2018.

Response to: Michael Bonnett, Education as an agent of change: a view from sustainability and holistic education Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Rotterdam 11/2015.

Community Rules: A Response to Kripkenstein against Metaphysics Dutch-Flemish Association for Analytic Philosophy, Groningen 01/2014.

Emotion Theory and Empiricism, Flemish-Dutch Day of Philosophy, Eindhoven 08/2013.

Teaching experience

Erasmus School of Philosophy Nietzsches Vrolijke Wetenschap (11/2020 – 12/2020) Close Reading Nietzsche (01/2020 – 05/2020), Ethiek & Rationaliteit-1 (02/2020 – 03/2020), with dr. P.J.J. Delaere (lectures/tutorials).

Erasmus University College. Selected courses:

  • Early Modern Political Philosophy (course development; coordination with prof. dr. J.A. van Ruler, lectures and tutorials) (2016 – current )
  • Modernity, from Enlightenment to Rationalization (lectures and tutorials) (2017 – current)
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy (course development; coordination with dr. C.D.C. van der Veeke, lectures 2018 – current)
  • Medical Ethics (lectures and tutorials) (2017 – current)
  • Destiny Domesticated (coordination with prof. dr. J. de Mul, lectures and tutorials) (2015-2018)
  • Academic Writing and Presenting (tutorials) (2014-2017)

Erasmus School of Philosophy Ethische Kwesties [Applied ethics] (coordination, lectures, tutorials) 05/2014 – 08/2014

Erasmus School of Philosophy Social and political philosophy I and II, Ethische Kwesties [Appied ethics] (tutorials), various lectures 09/2012 – 01/2014

Walburg College, Zwijndrecht General philosophy education for secondary school students of HAVO and VWO levels 09/2011-05/2012.

Service to the profession

Editor International Yearbook of Philosophical Anthropology (Managing editor for the series) – 01/2020 – present. Erasmus Student Journal of Philosophy (lead editor from 10/2012 – 08/2014) 12/2011 – 08/2014.

Organizer “Reintroducing Politics” (1/3/2019) with speakers prof. dr. E. Balibar and prof. dr. H. Brunkhorst (joint with Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge). Talks can be viewed here and here.

Member of Erasmus Institute for Public Knowledge, EUR. 01/2017 – present.

Impact of research outside academia


  • Reintroducing Politics” (01/03/2019) with speakers prof. dr. E. Balibar and prof. dr. H. Brunkhorst.
  • Discussion leader “Ontmoeting met Spinoza” (21/02/2018), Filosofie den Haag, Den Haag, with speaker prof. dr. J.A. van Ruler.
  • Moderator “Nacht van de Filosofie” (22/04/2017), Filosofie den Haag, Den Haag.

Jury member “Donnerdebat scholieren” (9/04/2019) [final of philosophical debating competition for secondary school students from the wider Rotterdam area]

Public Lectures “Het Moderne Cynisme” (22/10/2019), Felix & Sofie, Amsterdam (also recorded as podcast). “Speaking of Rights” (14/4/2016) Den Haag Filosofie, Den Haag.


Dutch (native), English (fluent), German (fluent), French (intermediate).