I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labor Studies (AIAS) at the University of Amsterdam.  At AIAS, I am involved in a multidisciplinary research project on pension reform in the Netherlands and other European political economies. I am also the recipient of the 2012 Frieda Wunderlich Memorial Award for an Outstanding Dissertation by an International Student for my dissertation “Contentious Capital: The Politics of Pension Investment in the United States and Germany, 1974-2003.”  This project is a comparative-historical study of a contentious politics of strategic investment developed by grassroots actors in the United States and Germany in response to the growing influence of global financial markets over the non-financial economy and society.

My training has been in Comparative Politics and Political Economy, with area expertise in the United States and Western Europe. My research interests include American and European politics, politics of finance, industrial relations and corporate governance, political theories of capitalism, business and labor history, social movements and identity politics.  I hold a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from the New School for Social Research. Prior to coming to AIAS, I worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wake Forest University.

Last updated: June 6, 2012.

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