I am a PhD candidate at Erasmus University, supervised by Willem Schinkel and co-supervised by Rogier van Reekum. My research project is affiliated with the Monitoring Modernity group. Previously I studied anthropology (MA) at the University of Amsterdam and development studies (AMID) at Radboud University Nijmegen. After my studies I worked as a researcher and policy advisor at the humanitarian department of Oxfam Novib and at peace organization Pax for some years. For my PhD I am currently researching how the production and use of Eurobarometer public opinion surveys contribute to the formation of discontent, the European people and Europe.