I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Click here for summaries of my research findings in these four fields:

1) political strategy,

2) populism and personality

3) welfare policies,

4) text analysis.

I am working on a new project about emotions in politics. This also relates to topics 1, 2 and 4 above. This project is financed by the European Research Council. Here you can find a description of this project.

You can access my papers on the bio + publications page. You’ll find some info on ongoing projects in the posts below.

I am also co-director of the Hot Politics Lab. Check this website for my recent work on emotions, strategy and personality in the lab.

I am a co-founder and commentator on stukroodvlees.nl, a Dutch political science blog. You can read my posts on that website.