I am an economist and philosopher. My research is in moral and political philosophy. I am primarily interested in questions of distributive justice and the structure of value that debates about distributive justice give rise to.
I am an assistant professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Tilburg University. I also work as postdoctoral research fellow at Utrecht University. I will start working at Tilburg University fulltime in August 2021.
I obtained my PhD from Tilburg University on 7 January 2020. My project was supervised by Dr. Bart Engelen, Prof. Dr. Maureen Sie, and Prof. Dr. Serena Olsaretti. The examiners were Prof. Dr. Wim Dubbink, Dr. Anca Gheaus, Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Moriarty, and Prof. Dr. Ingrid Robeyns.
In my PhD thesis, I analyze the relevance of the concept of desert for contemporary theories of distributive justice. I argue that it is time for desert to make a comeback in these debates. I claim that many of the objections that have been raised against desert, inter alia by John Rawls, do not apply to all plausible conceptualizations of desert.
I have a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht (2011, cum laude), an MSc in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (2013) and an MA in Philosophy and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015, cum laude).
During my first master’s, I spent a semester at Sciences Po Paris (2013). During my PhD, I spent a semester at the Philosophy and Law research group at Pompeu Fabra University (2016), on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Serena Olsaretti, and the Philosophy Department of Yale University (2018), on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Shelly Kagan. During my postdoc, I spent a term at Worcester College and the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University (2020), on the invitation of Dr. Zofia Stemplowska.