Although I also teach MA courses and projects and PhD modules in various contexts, I mostly teach in the Leiden University BA Programs English Language and Culture, section Modern Literature, and International Studies, section North-American Culture. The core of my teaching is in (US) American literature and culture.


  • Cursus Cultuurhistorisch Onderzoek at Huizinga Institute (national research school for cultural history)
  • The Personal Politics of Teaching Culture at GCSC Giessen

2010-2016, Leiden University

  • The Hegemon of the Western Hemisphere? Imagining the United States (3rd-year Elective, BA International Studies)
  • Culture of North America (2nd-year, BA International Studies)
  • Literature 6A: Contemporary Literatures in English (3rd-year, BA English)
  • Literature 5A: American Literature 1917-present (3rd-year, BA English)
  • Literature 4A: The Age of Realism: American Literature 1865-1917 (2nd-year, BA English)
  • Literature 4B: Nineteenth Century British Literature (2nd-year, BA English)
  • Thesis supervision in English and International Studies

2008-2010, University of Amsterdam

  • Survey Course in American History
  • A Rendezvous with Destiny: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945 (history and memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the 1930s and 1940s in popular culture)
  • “Yes We Can!” The American Dream in the 21st Century