Present Position

Researcher and Research Coordinator, History Department, Faculty of Humanities, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Lecturer, Middle Eastern Studies/Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

Position Profile

Initiating and leading new research projects on the religious history of the Netherlands since 1800

Teaching and research in the field of early modern and modern Jewish history

Areas of Research

Modern Religious History
Religious Memory Studies
Western European Jewish History
Jewish Historiography
Western Yiddish

Present Research

A second confessional era? Reconsidering modern religious history, 1870-1970
Postwar history of Dutch Jewry
Eighteenth and nineteenth century lukhot as historical sources
History of the Dutch rabbinate; derashot as historical sources
Intellectual biography of Isaac da Costa

Other Positions

Assistant Professor Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies, ETF Leuven (2012-)
Lecturer Jewish History, Levisson Institute for rabbinic training Amsterdam (2007-)
Lecturer Jewish History, Jewish Educational Center Crescas (2007-)

Editor and Secretary for the Netherlands of Trajecta: Religion, Culture, Society in the Netherlands (2013-)
Editor of Studia Rosenthaliana (2005-)

Member of the Commission for the History and Culture of Dutch Jewry (2013-)
Member of the Academic Board of the Orthodox Dutch Israelite Seminary (2012-)
Co-Secretary Dutch Association for Jewish Studies (2010-)

Committee of recommendation Stichting Struikelstenen Sliedrecht (2016-)
Committee of recommendation Stichting Joodse Huizen (2016-)

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1977, Amstelveen
1996-2002 Study History and Hebrew, Aramaic and Jewish Studies at University of Amsterdam
2002-2006 Ph.D. Student Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Amsterdam
2005-2010 Lecturer Jewish History, History Department, Catholic University Louvain
2006-2010 Associated Researcher, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Amsterdam
2008-2010 Researcher for Exhibition on Postwar Dutch Jewry, Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
2012 Lecturer Academic Studies, Department of Arabic, University of Amsterdam
2012-now Assistant Professor Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies, ETF Leuven
2013 Lecturer Judaism, Department of Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam
2013-now Researcher/Research Coordinator HDC VU University Amsterdam
2016-now Lecturer Early modern/modern Jewish history, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Amsterdam

Fellowship

During the Hilary Term 2015 (January-March) I was a Dorset Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies