I am an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management in the Department of Political Science at Radboud University in the Netherlands. My research is situated at the intersection of international political economy, development and conflict studies.

I write and conduct research on a number of topics, including foreign aid and development, ethnic conflict and violence, Sino-Africa relations, and diplomacy and engagement after sudden regime change. My book, The Development Dance: How Donors and Recipients Negotiate the Delivery of Foreign Aid, was published by Cornell University Press in 2017. 

In addition to my academic research and teaching, I frequently speak and conduct trainings for policy audiences (see CV).