I am an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam where I am a member of the research group Political Economy and Transnational Governance. My research focuses on (1) elections and conflict and (2) the political economy of piracy and crime. From 2020-2025, I am working on the project Elections, Violence, and Parties funded by the European Research Council. My research has previously been funded by the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), the European Commission's Marie Curie Actions, and the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative. I am affiliated with the Amsterdam Center for Conflict Studies. From 2018-2020, I was an associate editor for European Journal of International Relations. I am guest editor (with Kristine Höglund and Sarah Birch) of the 2020 Special Issue "Electoral VIolence" in Journal of Peace Research. You can find my full CV here.