I am Assistant Professor at the Consumption and Healthy Lifestyles group at Wageningen University.
My current research interests lie in the fields of Sociology of Health and Sociology of Consumption. I am particularly interested in everyday practices relating to care and consumption. I am also editorial board member at the International Journal of Consumer Research
Before coming to Wageningen, I spent most of my time in Amsterdam where I completed master degrees in Sociology and in Human Geograpy, and worked on my PhD (all University of Amsterdam). In addition to this, I have worked as researcher at the Delft University of Technology and the Meertens Institute.
For publications please check my Google scholar profile.
I am the education coordinator of the CHL group. In that capacity students can come to me with questions about courses, theses and internships.
I am interested in supervising students who wish to study everyday care and/ or consumption practices. I am open to a range of topics. However, I am particularly interested now in:
- everyday care practices surrounding kids diagnosed as having ADHD
- domestic practices of preparing the lunchbox for children (relating to health)
- the food bank (see my previous article on the topic)
Students can contact me about internship opportunities
I have recentlly supervised students doing internshops at
- SCP (Sociaal Cultureel Planbureau)
- Disability Studies in Nederland
I have been involved in the supervision of several PhD students. At the moment I am still supervising Joeri Naus, with a thesis on smart grids and domestic energy practices (see this co-authored publication, or this one ).