Welcome to my homepage. I am Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam Law School. In addition, I am

Research interests
My research interests lie at the intersections of legal philosophy, political theory, law and public policy, in particular contemporary liberal theories of justice and their application in plural societies. My recent work focusses on human rights, fundamental rights, the rule of law, religious diversity, and globalization.

Vaccination
Since 2013, my research mainly focuses on the (legal) regulation of vaccination against infectious diseases. I am currently co-authoring with Marcel Verweij a monograph entitled Inducing Immunity: The Regulation of Vaccination. In this book, we analyse the conditions under which a liberal-democratic government should make vaccination against infectious diseases such as such as measles, polio and whooping cough mandatory.

Visting scholarships
In 2015 and 2016 I was affiliated as a "visiting fellow" to Ripple (Research in Political Philosophy in Leuven) at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Leuven. Before that, I was a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice of Oxford University (2013), University College London (2005), Columbia University (2004) and Ottawa University (1997-1998).


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Before I came to Amsterdam, I taught political theory at Radboud University Nijmegen and legal theory at Tilburg University.


Updated: August 2017