Professor in Practical Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
VIDI-research project on ‘Social Justice and the New Welfare State’ (2006-2011), funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Senior Researcher in political theory, Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Political Science.
Visiting professor for the Chaire Jacques Leclercq, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Department of anthropology and sociology, Belgium.
Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Amsterdam, Department of political science. Research project on “the capability approach to distributive justice in
liberal-democratic welfare states”, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Visiting scholar, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, England.
Visiting scholar, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, USA.
Supervisor and ‘free-lance’ lecturer on Women in Society, Department of Social and Political Science, Cambridge University, England.
Research and teaching assistant in public economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Training and degrees
PhD awarded by the Faculty of Economics and Politics, Cambridge University, UK (congregation date: May 2003).
Dissertation: Gender Inequality. A Capability Perspective. Advisor: Prof. Amartya Sen. Examiners: Prof. Anne Phillips (LSE) and Prof. Jane Humphries (All Souls’ College, Oxford)
Master of Arts in (analytical) Philosophy, British Open University, 2007 (Distinction).
Master of Science in Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1997 (Magna Cum Laude).
Associate student in social and political science (gender studies), Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany (1994-1995).
Licentiate in Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1994 (Magna cum Laude).
In addition to formal training, I have attended several graduate courses, Master’s classes, and summer schools in economic and political philosophy, applied ethics, gender studies and research methods since 1993.
Dutch (mother tongue)
Fluent in English, French and German
This academic year I am teaching undergraduatess in political philosophy/ethics, and a Research Master course in Justice and Egalitarianism.
In November 2008, I thought a one-day Masterclass on the capability approach, at the University of the Western Cape, Capetown, South Africa.
PhD course on the work of John Rawls, organised under the auspices of the Dutch Research School of Practical Philosophy, October 2007 - June 2008 (with Roland Pierik).
Course on ‘Gender, Capabilities and Human Development’, Chaire Jacques Leclercq, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Department of anthropology and sociology, Belgium.
Invited lectures and lectures covering for colleagues, at the undergraduates and graduate level, at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Cambridge University, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Radboud University Nijmegen and University of Amsterdam.
Training session on the capability approach, preceding the 3rd
and 5th International Conference on the capability approach, University of Pavia, Italy, 7 September 2003, and University of
Groningen, Netherlands, September 2006.
The Political Economy of Gender, Cambridge University, Michaelmas Term 2002.
Gender Inequalities, Cambridge University, Easter Term 2001.
Supervisions Women in Society, Cambridge University, 1999-2002.
Promotor of Irene Pronk and Patrick Delaere, doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Second supervisor of Ina Conradie, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Member of the ‘Committée d’accompagnement’ of Julieta Elgarte, Chaire Hoover, Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Senior discussant of PhD students at the Fondazione Feltrinelli Colloquium on “A multi-voiced dialogue on global society”, Cortona, Italy, 20-21 Augustus 2005.
Research Grants and Consultancy
Open Competition project for a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) on “The transition from ideal to nonideal theories of justice”, which will start sometime in 2009 and run for three years.
VIDI-project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) on “Social justice and the new welfare state”, (October 2006- September 2011).
Commissioned research by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency on conceptualizing the quality of life in the Netherlands (2005-6), with Robert van der Veen.
Research project funded by the Dutch Research Council on “the capability approach to distributive justice in liberal-democratic welfare states”, (October 2002- September 2006), with Robert van der Veen.
External consultant for a project, funded by the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation, analyzing the differences and similarities in the conceptualizations of well-being, the economy, and employment held by low-skilled employees and their employers (Belgium, 2003-2004).
Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust Scholarship (1999-2002).
Isaac Newton Fellowship, Cambridge University (1999).
APSA travel grants (1999, 2004).
Cambridge European Trust Fellowship (1998, 1999).
Rotary Foundation Scholarship (1998).
Referee work: More than 100 papers reviewed for: Basic Income Studies; The Cambridge Journal of Economics; Constellations; Economics and Philosophy; Current Sociology; Ethical Theory and Moral Practice; European Journal of Women’s Studies; Feminist Economics; Filosofie en Praktijk; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of European Social Policy;
Journal of Human Development; Journal of Political Philosophy; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of Social Philosophy; Journal of Socio-Economics; New Political Economy; Philosophical Explorations; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy, Politics and
Economics; Review of Income and Wealth; Review of Political Economy; Review of Social Economy; Social Sciences and Medicines; and Social Indicators Research.
Book proposals and manuscripts reviewed for: Cambridge University Press, Kluwer-Springer,
Palgrave-McMillan, Penn State University Press, Routledge, World Bank Conference Proceedings.
Associate editor, Basic Income Studies (2005-).
Associate editor, Feminist Economics (2009-)
Co-editor, Filosofie en Praktijk (2005-).
Member of the editorial board, Feminist Economics (2006-2008).
Member of the editorial board, Journal of Human Development (2006-).
Member of the editorial board, Economics and Philosophy, (2007-).
Co-guest editor (with Adam Swift) of a special issue of Social Theory and Practice, April 2008.
Co-guest-editor (with Bina Agarwal and Jane Humphries) of a special issue of Feminist Economics, July-November 2003.
Co-founder and co-editor of the working paper series of the Amsterdam School of Social Sciences Research (2003-2006).
Membership and Service in Professional Associations:
Board Member of the Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy (Onderzoeksschool Ethiek), www.ozse.nl, since January 2009.
Founding Member, Member of the Executive Council, and Information Officer, Human Development and Capability Association (2004-2007 ).
Member of the Wiebke Kuklys Prize Committee (2006, 2007) and of the Nominations Committee (2007).
Board Member, International Association for Feminist Economics (2004-2006). Chair of the 2005 Feminist Economics Editor’s evaluation Committee. Member of the international committee, the publications committee and the Graduate students mentoring committee.
Member, International Association for Feminist Economics (1998- ), Human Development and Capability Association (2004-), Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy (2005-), Society for Applied Philosophy (2005-).
Past member of the American Economic Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Amsterdam School for Social Sciences Research (2002-2006).
Conference and Workshop organizing:
International Conference on ‘Justice, Care, and the Family’, Rotterdam, 26-27 June 2009.
Masterclass on the work of John Rawls, with Prof. Andrew Williams, Nijmegen, 18 June 2008.
Workshop ‘Ideal Theory, Non-Ideal Circumstances’, ECPR Joint Sessions, Helsinki, 7-12 May 2007 (with Adam Swift).
Workshop ‘Political Philosophy in Practice’ at the Annual Dutch-Flemish political science meeting, May 2006 (with Roland Pierik).
Organiser of a political theory session at the Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association, September 2005.
Convener of the political theory and social sciences seminar, University of Amsterdam (September 2004 - September 2006).
Conference on Capabilities and Freedoms, University of Groningen, Philosophy Department, 6 April 2005 (with Martin van Hees).
Workshop ‘Equality, Old and New’ at the Annual Dutch-Flemish political science meeting, May 2003 (with Roland Pierik).
Conference programme committees:
Seventh International Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association, The New School University, New York, USA, September 2007.
Sixth International Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association, Groningen, The Netherlands, September 2006.
The 2004 International Conference on Feminist Economics, Oxford, UK, August 2-5. The fourth International Conference on the Capability Approach, Pavia, Italy, September 2004.