|…||studied philosophy and Indian philosophy with Frits Staal, the University of Amsterdam|
|…||extensive visit to the Middle East and India|
|…||studied historical anthropology at the University of Utrecht, and development studies at the University of Amsterdam under Jan Breman|
|…||lecturer sociology of development of South and East Asia, Utrecht University|
|2003||PhD under the supervision of D.H.A. Kolff, Leiden University|
|2003-present||director of SBP (Foundation Foreign Partner), a NGO which assists Dutch citizens with a partner from outside the EU in settling in the Netherlands|
Special activities and positions
- Consultant to several Dutch ministries as knowledge and information manager in the fields of air traffic, water management and heritage buildings
- Board member of the Friends of the Institute Kern, up to 2011
- Researcher of the Ho people
1991 “The historical roots of the Kolhan movement.” In: Diethelm Weidemann (ed.), Nationalism, ethnicity and political development: South Asian perspectives, New Delhi: Manohar, pp. 5-23.
1992 “De moderne staat en haar kleine volken.” In: Frits Cowan (ed.), Adivasi: het andere India, Amsterdam: Koninklijk Instituut voor de tropen/Tropenmuseum, pp. 74-83.
1993 Review of: Waltraut Ernst, Mad tales from the Raj: the European insane in British India, London, New York: Routledge 1991. Medische Antropologie 5,2: 321-324.
1996 “The leaf-clad Vedda: an European contribution to Sri Lankan folk-lore.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka NS 42: 59-78.
2003 Those smiling villages: an interdisciplinary aproach to British imperialism and nation building – the case of the Ho people of Eastern India, 1767-1875, s.l.: s.n. – PhD thesis Leiden University.
2012 “Changes and chances in a long view: the Ho people of West Singhbhum and the challenges of rapid economic growth.” In: Dev Nathan and Virginius Xaxa (eds), Social exclusion and adverse inclusion, development and deprivation of Adivasis in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press India, pp. 261-271.
2016 A land of their own, Samuel Richard Tickell and the formation of the autonomous Ho country in Jharkhand, 1818-1842, Wakkaman, the Netherlands.
– Revision of PhD thesis 2003, India.
– “The experience and the understanding, Edward Tuite Dalton and his descriptive ethnology of Bengal, 1857-1875.”
– “Raghu’s war, the Jungle Mutiny in Eastern India, 1857-1861.”