I was trained as a philosopher, but completed my PhD at Ghent University Law School. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore.

Before coming to Singapore, I spent three years as assistant professor at Groningen University, where I taught ethics and political theory.

My main project is to complete a book on human rights and cultural differences. The aim of this book is to describe human rights theories as an aspect of the culture in which they were developed.