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About me:

I’m a postdoctoral researcher in political economy at the Department of Sociology of the University of Cambridge. After graduating from from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, I earned my PhD from the European University Institute, where I recently defended my thesis on the structural power of finance in sovereign debt crises.

Beside my academic work, I regularly provide commentary on the Eurozone debt crisis for various international media, including BBC World, BBC News and Al Jazeera English. I am also the founder and editor of ROAR Magazine, an independent quarterly journal of radical democratic politics and current affairs.


Political Sociology

Democracy, power structures, state theory, legitimation, contentious politics.


Political Economy

Finance, money, sovereign debt, crisis management, business power, int’l organizations.


Economic History

History of banking, evolution of public debt, capital markets and state-finance relations.


  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D. Political and Social Sciences

    European University Institute

  • M.Sc. 2009

    M.Sc. International Political Economy

    London School of Economics

  • M.A. 2008

    M.A. Affaires Internationales

    Sciences Po Paris


  • Present2016

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    University of Cambridge

  • 20162011

    Doctoral Researcher

    European University Institute

  • 20112010

    Research Fellow

     Breakthrough Institute

Jury Report:

"This is one of the best, maybe the best PhD thesis I have had the privilege (or ordeal) of assessing."

— Prof. Robert H. Wade
London School of Economics

Grants & Awards

  • 2014
    €20.000 grant for launch of quarterly print journal
    In 2014, the Democracy and Media Foundation in Amsterdam awarded a €20.000 grant for the redevelopment of the ROAR website and for the launch of a quarterly print journal of contentious politics.
  • 2011
    Full scholarship and stipend for PhD program at EUI
    In 2011, the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic) provided a full scholarship and living stipend for the pursuit of a PhD degree at the European University Institute.
  • 2010
    €2.500 award for winning WorldConnectors essay contest
    First prize in the WorldConnectors Essay Contest on international development and food security, involving a €2.500 award from Rabobank in the Netherlands.