I am an economist and political philosopher. My primary research interests are in theories of distributive justice and the ethics of markets. My secondary research interests are in animal ethics, theories of well-being, and philosophy of death.
I am currently based at Utrecht University, where I work as postdoctoral fellow on a research project entitled Private Property and Political Power in a Liberal-Democratic Society, led by Prof. Dr. Rutger Claassen, and funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). My subproject focuses on individual property.
My PhD project was supervised by Dr. Bart Engelen, Prof. Dr. Maureen Sie, and Prof. Dr. Serena Olsaretti. The external examiners of my PhD were Dr. Anca Gheaus, Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Moriarty, and Prof. Dr. Ingrid Robeyns. My PhD was approved on the 1st of August 2019. I will defend it on the 7th of January 2020.
I have a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht (2011, cum laude), an MA in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics (2013) and an MSc 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 will spend a term at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University (2020), on the invitation of Dr. Zofia Stemplowska.