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I am a PhD researcher in the Department of history at the EUI since 2013.

My dissertation is focused on the role of the hometown and social background in commercial networks in Early Modern Europe (case of the Florentine merchant community in Antwerp, ca. 1500-1585). (see section ‘research’ for a more extensive discussion of my project)

Apart from research, I have gained substantial teaching experience in throughout my career. Before coming to the EUI, I worked for two years (2011-2013)  as a teaching assistant in the research group of Early Modern history at KU Leuven (Belgium). During my time at EUI, I guest lectured in Belgium and at EUI. In 2016-2017 I was the tutor for the Zotero research managment software package at EUI.

I was trained as a historian at the University of Antwerp (MA 2009) and took an additional interdisciplinary degree in Medieval & Renaissance Studies at KU Leuven (MA 2011). Based on my MA work in Antwerp and Leuven, I published two peer reviewed journal articles.