I am an Assistant Professor in Public Administration at Leiden University. At the Institute of Public Administration, I teach courses on political economy, public policy, and qualitative research methods.


My training has been in Comparative Politics and Political Economy, with area expertise in the United States and Western Europe. My research interests include financialization and the politics of finance, pension politics, modes of socio-economic governance and history of capitalism.  I hold a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the New School for Social Research. I am the recipient of the 2012 Frieda Wunderlich Memorial Award for an Outstanding Dissertation by an International Student for my dissertation “Contentious Capital: The Politics of Pension Investment in the United States and Germany, 1974-2003.”

Previously I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labor Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam. At AIAS, I was involved in a multidisciplinary research project on pension reform in the Netherlands and other European political economies.