I am interested in a range of issues at the intersection of international relations and political philosophy, such as the responsibility to protect (R2P), just war theory, human rights, environmental political theory, and global justice. I am a universitair docent (assistant professor) in international relations at Leiden University where I teach in the MAIR program. In 2011, I received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I was given the Thomas Jefferson Award. Articles of mine appear, or will be published, in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ethics & International Affairs, Global Constitutionalism, Global Responsibility to Protect, Global Society, and International Theory. My work has received support from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), George Washington University, and elsewhere. I am additionally affiliated with the European Center for the Responsibility to Protect, the Global Governance Institute, and the Canadian Center for the Responsibility to Protect. I previously worked as a senior researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice and as a research associate at One Earth Future Foundation. I have enjoyed teaching courses on human rights, political theory, international relations, comparative politics, and environmental politics.
(Thanks to Juliën van Eck for the photo.)