I am a tenured assistant professor of sociology at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where I coordinate the d12n Research Cluster and teach urban studies, digital society, and research methods. I am affiliated with Leiden University’s Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology as well as the Center for BOLD Cities of the Leiden–Delft–Erasmus (LDE) interuniversity consortium.
My research investigates urban, religious and digital spaces and asks how they are made, how they intersect, and how they change. I employ a wide range of research methods, including participant observation, computational techniques and interviews, and I contribute to a wide interdisciplinary social-scientific literature spanning sociology, anthropology, urban studies, and media studies.
Prior to joining Leiden University, I was a postdoctoral researcher in sociology at the University of Amsterdam. I received my PhD in sociology (with a certificate in women’s studies) from the City University of New York in 2015.