I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Sport and Leisure History.
My research is concerned with links between sporting culture and wider socio-cultural processes, specifically examining the way early sporting cultures helped to construct different views of the world in late 19th and early 20th Century Netherlands. In 2016, I published my first monograph, which constucted 4 different histories about early dutch football and its links with history, culture, politics and everyday life. This can be downloaded for FREE here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/four-histories-about-early-dutch-football
I am currently working on papers examining the role of entrepreneurship in early Dutch sport and researching the development of Dutch cricket.I am also working with other members of the International Sport and Leisure History Research team (SpLeisH) on examining the role of multiple perspectives in historical constructions and the construction of the female body through sporting
PhD, Dutch Cultural Studies, 2011, University College London
MA History (Dist), 2005, University of London (UCL)
BA History (Hons), 2004, University of London (UCL)
2017: Sessional Lecturer (History) University of Worcester
2012-2014: Teaching Fellow in Modern Low Countries History, University College London (UCL)
Sport History and Sport Sociological Theory, Early-Twentieth Century Dutch History, Development of Sport in the Netherlands, Philosophy of History.