I’m a historian from the Netherlands and currently working as a PhD candidate in Luxembourg. I’m interested in computational methods for historical research and conceptual history. My dissertation topic deals with technocratic politics.
My dissertation studies technocratic discourse in political debate. Using computational text analysis methods I aim to evaluate whether a technocratization of political language has taken place.
Before my PhD I was a junior researcher in the ReACT project where I studied the online afterlife of iconic images. Find the paper that summarizes the project .
My MA thesis concentrated on the rise of the concept of “the foreign” in Dutch newspapers. This research will soon be published in Contributions to the History of Concepts!
Before graduating I did an internship at the Helsinki Computational History Group (COMHIS). I participated in a case study for the NewsEye project, focusing on the evolving vocabulary of the nation.