Ph.D. in art history, University of Delaware (2006)
I have lived in the United States since 1995, but I'm originally from the Netherlands, where I received a master's in architectural history from Utrecht University. In 2006, I received my Ph.D. in American art and architecture and architectural history (1550-1850) at the University of Delaware. My dissertation "Imagining New Netherland: Origins and Survival of Netherlandic Architecture in Old New York," looked at the 17th-century architecture of the settlers of New Netherland, the region along the Hudson and Delaware rivers.
I am interested in cultural and historic preservation, and in particular in building documentation. I taught for three years in the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Kentucky, and most recently worked in a small cultural research management firm in North Carolina for seven years, mainly on Section 106 projects in North Carolina and Virginia. I have presented papers at professional conferences in the United States and Europe, and have been published in the United States, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Belgium.