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My PhD project researches the presence and function of racial and religious categories in counter-radicalisation policies. Specifically, I investigate if, how, and because of which factors national Western European counter-radicalisation policies racialize certain, especially religious, groups, taking Dutch policies as my case study. The research is based on literature from the fields of Critical Race Studies and Critical Security Studies, and uses qualitative content analysis as well as semi-structured interviews as its methods. By closely analysing policies of a country that has performed a pioneering role in counter radicalisation, it aims to describe contingencies in processes of racialisation, securitization, and discrimination. It is by knowing these type of contingencies that we are more likely to be able to correct and prevent unintended harmful processes with regard to counter-radicalisation policies.


From September 2018 to March 2020 I taught seminars of the following courses at the PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) bachelor programme of the John Stuart Mill College at the VU:

- Philosophy of Science (2nd year)
- Political Science: State, Power, Conflict (1st year)
- PPE in Practice III (2nd year)
- History of Philosophy (1st year)
- PPE in Practice IV (2nd year)

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Sept 2019- Feb 2020
Representative of the PhDs/Junior lecturers of the John Stuart Mill College (VU) at the Management Team. 

Feb 2018- Mar 2019
Together with Diederik Stadig and dr. Nana de Graaff I was part of the board of the PhD Club PPE - the PhD Club for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The main goal of the PhD Club is to provide PhD candidates the opportunity to further develop their research and professional skills.

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Academic qualification

Social and Political Philosophy, Master, Radboud University

Award Date: 30 Aug 2018

Political Science, Master, Radboud University

Award Date: 30 Aug 2016

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Bachelor

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

User created Keywords

  • Race
  • Counter-radicalisation
  • Religion
  • security
  • discrimination


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