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Steven is a PhD candidate and junior lecturer in the VU’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) BA program. He is interested in mixed-method and interdisciplinary research, and in how events from the (distant) past affect political attitudes and behaviors in the present day. His current research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate World War II’s influence on 21st-century, far-right political support in the Netherlands.


At the VU, Steven has led seminars for the following BA courses:

  • International Relations and Global Governance
  • European Union Institutions, Politics, and Policy
  • Welfare State Reform Politics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • PPE in Practice III: Governance for Society
  • PPE in Practice IV: Connected World

Academic qualification

Philosophy, Bachelor, Cornell University

European Studies, Master, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Philosophy, Master, University of Göttingen

Political Science, Master, University of Washington

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