I am currently Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in the Arts and Culture Department of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. In this role I design and co-ordinate core modules across various masters level programmes, including Museum Studies, Heritage and Memory Studies, and Art and Performance Research Studies. I am a member of the Programme Committee for Heritage Studies. I also lead the electives Contemporary Art and the Anthropocene (BA) and Rethinking Sustainability In and Through Arts and Culture (MA). In addition, I am a tutor on the ART and RESEARCH programme (BA), which brings together students from the University of Amsterdam and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie to develop collaborative artistic projects over the course of a year.
In May 2022 I was named Lecturer of the Year for the Faculty of Humanities as part of a university wide competition organised by students.
Prior to taking up my current role I led or contributed to various aspects of teaching on heritage, memory and museums at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. This included co-coordinating the intensive Masters level course Cultural Memory, organising a special workshop on Heritage Research Methods for early stage doctoral researchers, and acting as a Teaching Assistant on the courses Critical Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Heritage, Globalisation and Development.
I have been invited to deliver guest lectures at various institutions, including The University of Stirling (UK), The Open University (UK), Humboldt University (Germany), and Chapman University (USA).
I have supervised around 25 Masters level dissertations on various subjects related to heritage and museums.
I am available to supervise doctoral research in the following areas:
- Critical heritage studies and heritage theory
- Heritage, museums and the Anthropocene
- Museological responses to the climate crisis
- Heritage and photography
- Creative heritage practice and the arts
- Immersive and experiential approaches to heritage interpretation
- Ecological and posthumanist perspectives on heritage and museums