I am Associate Professor at the Department of Social Psychology at Tilburg University, Research Fellow at Babylon, the Center for the Study of the Multicultural Society at Tilburg University, and Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology at Gratia Christian College, Hong Kong, China.
In my work, I study culture, in particular acculturation, international student adjustment, threat, inter-group behavior, and identity. I am passionate about teaching and infusing culture into the psychology curriculum and care about the methodological appropriateness of our studies and tools (topics on which I regularly give workshops and summer schools).
Together with Byron Adams and many wonderful contributors, I recently edited the text book Methods and Assessment in Culture and Psychology (Cambridge).
I value collaboration and working in teams towards meaningful project goals. Feel free to reach out to me.
I am editor of the Open Access Journal, Online Readings in Psychology and Culture, and am an active member of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR), and am a board member of the Central Committee Cultural Diversity and Psychology of the Dutch Institute for Psychologists (Centrale commissie Culturele diversiteit en psychologie, NIP). I am also a member of the standing review board of the RGC Hong Kong
I have received funding from the European Union (Marie Curie Fellowship, Erasmus+ KA2), the Dutch NWO (Comenius Teaching Fellowship), the German DAAD, and the Jacobs Foundation, and Tilburg University (for current projects, see Projects and Grants).
2021.06.01-now Honorary Professor, Gratia Christian College, HK, PRC
2015.08.01-2021 .05.31 Honorary Associate Professor, Gratia Christian College, HK, PRC
2008.08.01-2010.08.31 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Tilburg University
2006.09.01-2008.06.01 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Barnard College/Columbia University
2004.08.01-2006.08.31 Research Associate, University of Osnabrück
2003.10.01-2003.12.31 Research Associate, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen