I am an all-round ‘knowmad’ of International Relations, with extensive experience in the fields of development, security, counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics.

Throughout my career, I have combined research with policy influencing, working on international campaigns and advocacy trajectories for organizations such as Oxfam and ICOS.

The common denominators in my work are policy-related research and writing. In recent years, I have been a researcher and writer for the United Nations as well as for the Clingendael Institute and Oxfam. I have written more than 50 opinion articles and 20 letters to the editor.

I am interested in multi-media projects that combine research with video, photos or graphical elements such as comics. For example, the documentary Afghanistan, Land of Wonders, I worked on in 2009, combined historical research with filming trips to Afghanistan and Russia. The documentary also incorporated a story of an American novelist, and its launch was accompanied by various debates and media articles.