I am a lecturer in the history of international relations and war. My specialisation is military history. My PhD thesis was on the Dutch military's tactical conduct in the Indonesian decolonization war 1945-1949. My PhD thesis was published for a wider audience in the Netherlands. I have published in English and Dutch on violence, tactics and the post 1945 decolonization wars. My current research is on the Austro-Hungarian armed forces and its war against suspected civilians and illegal combatant’s during the First World War. This fall, I also designed and taught a class for MA students on Europe’s land and colonial empires during both world wars.