Let me introduce myself
I am a social worker turned social scientist, currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and the Centre for Sociological Research of KU Leuven (Belgium). My main research interest and expertise lies in studying popular attitudes towards differently targeted and differently organized welfare state policies.
Areas of expertise
Paper presentation @ the Annual ESPAnet Conference: Why are some welfare programs more effective in reducing poverty than others? Insights from the design-deservingness theory.
Invited speaker at the Brocher Foundation Health Dividend Conference: Health Dividends as a Political Strategy.
Organization of a panel session at the Annual FISS Conference: Stress-testing basic income. Empirical research on the impact and feasibility of basic income.
Presentation at the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Conference: How popular is basic income? Evidence from the polls.
Organization of a conference stream @ the Annual ESPAnet conference: New horizons in welfare attitudes research.
Paper presentation @ the IPSA World Congress of Political Science: The multidimensionality of public support for basic income. A vignette experiment.
Paper presentation at the SPA Annual Conference: A wave of support? A natural experiment on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected the popularity of a basic income.
Organization of the Annual Inspiration Day in Social Work and Social Policy: Non-take-up of social rights.
Paper presentation @ the ISA RC19 Conference: How popular deservingness perceptions mediate the link between unemployment policies and their public support.
Paper presentation @ the Annual FISS Conference: Twenty years after Korpi and Palme’s “paradox of redistribution”. What have we learned so far, and where should we take it from here?
Paper presentation @ the DaWS Early Career Workshop: Welfare deservingness and welfare policy. New perspectives on popular deservingness opinions and their interaction with welfare state policies.
Organization of a paper session @ the 4the International ESS Conference: Welfare state legitimacy in times of crisis and austerity: between continuity and change.
Organization of the international research seminar: The Social Legitimacy of Basic Income.
Paper presentation @ the Annual ESPAnet Conference: Why deservingness theory needs qualitative research. Comparing focus group discussions on social welfare in three welfare regimes.
Paper presentation @ the ECPR General Conference: Retrenchment of unemployment protection and the absence of public resistance in Denmark and the Netherlands. The role of popular deservingness perceptions among welfare constituents.
Paper presentation @ the Norface Welfare State Futures Workshop: Public support for the social rights and social obligations of the unemployed: two sides of the same coin?
Paper presentation @ the Annual ESPAnet Conference. Disentangling the Dutch enigma: the interplay between institutional design, popular perceptions and the social legitimacy of targeted welfare.
Organization of the authors’ meeting for the edited book: The Social Legitimacy of Targeted Welfare. Attitudes to Welfare Deservingness.
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