Fall 2022

Section 0848 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 07 - Dec 09 2022
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 2470 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Sep 06 - Dec 09 2022
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class that has no regularly scheduled meetings and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals.

Section 2622 of POLS2
Introduction to Comparative Government -- : Sep 01 - Dec 08 2022
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 3697 of HIST17.1
History of the United States to 1877 -- : Sep 06 - Dec 09 2022
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class that has no regularly scheduled meetings and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals.

Section 3699 of HIST4.2
History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E. -- : Sep 06 - Dec 09 2022
: This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class that has no regularly scheduled meetings and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals.

Spring 2022

Section 4718 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This section is offered fully online.

Section 5053 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This section is offered fully online.

Section 6534 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 19 - May 20 2022
This section is offered fully online.

Section 6535 of POLS25
Introduction to International Relations -- : Feb 01 - May 15 2022
This section has required in-person meetings on the Petaluma Campus. This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 6551 of HIST4.2
History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E. -- : Feb 01 - May 15 2022
This section has required in-person meetings on the Petaluma Campus. This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

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Ph.D. in Political Science, Boston University, 2012

M.A. in European Studies, New York University, 2006

B.A in History and International Affairs, Lafayette College, 2004

Semester Studying U.S. Foreign Policy, American University, Spring 2003

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor of Political Science, American University of Sharjah, 2014-2020

Lecturer, University of California, Riverside, 2013-2014

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Occidental College, 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Boston University, 2007-2010

I have always been interested in both the study of politics and history. Accordingly, I decided to make it my life's work. Besides a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University, I have an M.A. in European Studies from New York University and a B.A. in History and International Affairs from Lafayette College. I also studied U.S. foreign policy for a semester at the American University in the spring of 2003. I have taught both history and political science as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of International Studies at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) from 2014 to 2020. Before moving to the UAE, I also taught at politics at UC, Riverside and Occidental College from 2013 to 2014.

Originally from the Netherlands, I love to travel and have been to more than 30 countries. Before settling in California, I lived in the Netherlands, Taiwan, Poland, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, and the UAE.

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Professional Areas of Interest

I am interested in American Politics, Dutch Politics, West European Politics, the Politics of Identity, Immigration Politics, Modern European History, and Modern American History.

Presentations and Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

2015. "Ideas and the Study of Political Parties: The Added Value of Discursive Institutionalist Approach." Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Politica [Uruguayan Political Science Review] 24(2): 15-27

2014. "Semi-Structured Interviewing: Socio-Cultural Issues and Dutch Politicians." SAGE Research Methods Cases. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014534172

2012. "Discussing Immigrants, Identity, and Europe: Implications for the Dutch Party System." Open Citizenship 3(1): 8-35

2011. With John Gerring, Daniel Ziblatt, and Julian Arevalo. "An Institutional Theory of Direct and Indirect Rule." World Politics 63(3). July: 377-433

 

Book Reviews

2020. Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Into the Mainstream? by Tjitske Akkerman, Sarah L. de Lange, and Matthijs Rooduijn. Party Politics 26(3), 347-348

2015. Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe, by Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, and Brian Jenkins. Party Politics 21(4), 660-661

2014. European Integration: From Nation-States to Member States, by Chris J. Bickerton. West European Politics 37(1), 224-225

2013. Political Conflict in Western Europe, by Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoglinger, Swen Hutten, and Bruno Wuest. West European Politics 36(5), 1109-1110