As a criminologist and urban sociologist, I’m interested in understanding and exposing how public policy exacerbates social inequality and how we can use policy, laws and human rights to diminish and prevent discrimination, exclusion and inequalities.
In my work as an academic I have written academic publications about urban policy (specifically gentrification and social mixing policies), social inequality in criminal justice practices and algorithmic justice, and (class) inequality in the Netherlands.
In addition, I write opinion articles and blogs on various topics related to inequality, such as urban and housing policy, risk profiling in criminal justice, and climate criminals and ecocide.
Early 2021, together with resident groups, local organisations and other engaged citizens from Rotterdam, I was involved in founding ‘Recht op de stad’ (translation: Right to the city), an initiative committed to a better and fair housing policy in Rotterdam. Read more on our website. I also helped organise the protest Woonopstand (Housing revolt) on 17 October in Rotterdam.
2016–2021 Assistant Professor of Criminology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2015–2016 Visiting scholar The Graduate School, City University of New York
2011–2016 Assistant Professor of Criminology, University of Leiden
2010–2011 Visiting Fellow, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
2010–2011 Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam
2010 PhD in Urban Studies, Delft University of Technology
2006 MSc in Criminology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Last update January 2022