about me

My academic background is a combination of ‘Social Studies of Science & Studies’ (STS) and Social & Political Philosophy.

I am fascinated by the role of science in democracy and by the ‘politics’ of knowledge. More specifically, I study how facts and values get negotiated as modern societies grapple with complex issues such as animal welfare or biodiversity loss.

I am married to Marleen.  After having lived in Eindhoven, Nijmegen, Strasbourg and Maastricht, we moved back to Groningen in 2016. We have two sons, Gijs & Tom. I love non-places, contemporary poetry and cooking.

I am currently working as a lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods & Ethics.