Academic Appointments


M.A. of Research

European University Institute


M.A. of Science in Management

KULeuven Business School


M.A. of History

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

University of Illinois


B.A. of History

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

August 2017- August 2021

Lecturer in the History of International Relations, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

November 2016-August 2018

Research Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

November 2016-August 2017

Lecturer in Conflict Studies, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

January 2016-November 2016

Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Foundation, International Studies Group, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

January 2015 - June 2015

Postdoctoral fellow, Center for the United States and the Cold War,

New York University, New York

2010- 2014

European University Institute

Phd. Researcher

Other Professional Affiliations

Since November 2015

European Journal of American Studies, Senior Editor for History, Politics, IR and Social Science

October-December 2015

Worked at the Immigration Office of the Belgian Ministry of the Interior

September-October 2018

Visiting Fellow at the Center for the History of Global Development, Shanghai University

Summer 2017

Visiting Fellow, Institut Française du Nigeria, Ibadan


Research associate, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

September 2012 - January 2013

Visiting researcher London School of Economics

Visiting Positions
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Editor for the Africa section in the Encyclopedia of the Cold War, ed. Ruud van Dijk et al. (Routledge, revised edition).


Since August 2019

H-Diplo Review Editor