I'm an FWO postdoctoral fellow. I recently defended my DPhil (PhD) dissertation in Politics at the University of Oxford, where I was the inaugural David N. Lyon Scholar at Oriel College. My research deals broadly with the early modern history of European political thought, and is situated at the intersection of political theory, intellectual history, and feminist theory.
Prior to the DPhil, in 2016 I graduated cum laude from University College Utrecht, where I majored in philosophy and history. In 2019 I completed the MPhil in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, where I wrote on Maria von Herbert's correspondence with Kant. My doctoral work has been supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the University of Oxford, and the Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation.
I'm currently working on two projects. The first derives from my doctoral dissertation at Oxford and focuses on the recovery of a novel ethics of partisanship through engagement with the works of two eighteenth-century English political thinkers and partisans, Mary Astell and Catharine Macaulay. My second project focuses on the history of the concept of ambition and its relation to politics, with a special interest in female ambition.