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Most of my research and teaching deals with the history of nationalism and state-building since the Enlightenment, focusing particularly on the revolutionary and Napoleonic era, c.1780-1830. I am especially interested in transnational approaches – not only concerning the genesis of European nation-states, but also the interconnectedness of the Revolutions worldwide.


I studied economic and social history at the University of Amsterdam, where I also received my Ph.D. in 2007. Up to 2010 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the history department at Leiden University. Subsequently, I lectured history and European studies at the University of Amsterdam, and in 2012 was appointed Assistant Professor of cultural history at the Open Universiteit Nederland.

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