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I completed my PhD in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2023. My PhD research, titled “The Past in the Present: Segregation and relational peacebuilding in Ambon”, is a decolonial investigation on (religious) segregation and peacebuilding processes in Ambon in relation to the 1999-2004 wars.


Currently I am a lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophical Ethics and Political Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, and visiting researcher at the ISS (Civic Innovation Research Group).


Between 2017-2021 I worked as a lecturer at Bachelor International Studies of Leiden University, where I taught tutorial classes (Foundations of Political Economy, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Sociolinguistics, and Cultural Interactions) as well as research method seminar (Critical Theories and Practices, a course developed and co-taught with Dr María Gabriela Palacio and Katharina Busch).


My work is very much influenced by my interests in decoloniality and other knowledges, as well as my own background as a researcher and practitioner. In my work, particularly my teaching, I try to link theories and practices--introducing thinkers from the global south and bringing experiences of encounters with grassroots communities and their struggles to the classroom.



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  • Radboud University | Nijmegen | Medewerker | 2023-09-01 - present

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Academic qualification

Development Studies, PhD, The Past in The Present: Segregation and Relational Peacebuilding in Ambon, Erasmus University Rotterdam, International Institute of Social Studies

Award Date: 7 Jul 2023


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