I am a historian studying mainly intellectual history in modern Japan. Originally from the Netherlands, I studied in Leuven (Belgium) Osaka, before receiving my Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 2009. After a postdoc at the University of Cambridge, I taught history at the University of Southern California. Longing to return to Japan, I joined Hokkaido University in 2015. I relocated to Tohoku University in Sendai in 2018.