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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Organization Sciences. My research interests include discursive, narrative and psychoanalytic approaches to identity, elite working contexts, power and resistance and new career developments in the 21st century. Besides these focus areas, I have also co-authored on topics of elderly care, collaborative work practices, and creative teaching formats. Prior to moving to the Netherlands, I lived in Germany, the UK, Sweden, the US, and Switzerland.


My current research focuses on the individual, organization and socio-ethical implications of global (career) mobility. Concerning the implications for individuals, it addresses the question how global professionals are able to transform their experience of constant mobility into a source of identity stability rather than fragmentation. At an organizational level, the study problematizes the "inclusiveness" of global career paths, as some people experience mobility barries while others are supported in pursuing a global trajectory. Regarding the socio-ethical implications, the study explores how global professionals – by engaging with diverse local and global communities, may contribute to a more open-minded and culturally literate society, while at the same time respecting local cultural boundaries. This question seems particularly pressing in light of the recent upsurge of nationalism and right-wing populism, which leads to a dangerous polarization of society.


I currently teach the bachelor course “Organizational, Culture and Change” , and the master course "Organization & Power". I also supervise master theses in the program Culture, Organization and Management.

Over the previous years, I have developed and endorsed an experiential course pedagogy that aspires to educate excellent future business leaders and/or organization scholars, while at the same time promoting reflexivity, critical thinking and integrity when pondering upon questions of what it means to be “a good citizen”.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Academic qualification

Organizational Studies and Cultural Theory, PhD, Careers in Transition: Continuity, Complexity and Conflicting Desires in the Discursive Identity Construction of Ex-Consultants, University of St. Gallen


Award Date: 24 Apr 2014

Organisational and Social Psychology, Master, The London School of Economics and Political Science


Award Date: 1 Nov 2007

Psychology and Business Administration, Bachelor, Richmond, The American International University in London


Award Date: 6 Jun 2006

User created Keywords

  • Narrative identity
  • Discourse analysis
  • Elite working contexts
  • Power and resistance
  • Global career mobility
  • Creative teaching methods


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