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I work as an assistant professor at the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. I study philanthropy and nonprofit organizations from a crossnational and interdisciplinary perspective. Together with other researchers I have published on philanthropic behavior in –among others- Social Forces, the European Sociological Review, Voluntas and the Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly and with Femida Handy I have co-edited The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy,, describing and explaining philanthropic giving in 26 countries.

I feel honored to have received the 2016 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Emerging Scholar Award for outstanding scholarship related to philanthropy and fundraising.

I am a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. I am also a founding member of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP). I am also Vice President of Regional Associations for ICSERA, the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations. I am a member of the research committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, based at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and I am a board member of the Dutch Fundraising Institute (IF). I lecture at the Erasmus University on the topic of methodology of business research.

Charitable giving; philanthropy; donations; third sector; quantitative methods and analysis (SPSS, stata); sociological research