- International cultural policy
- The history of (cultural) nationalism
- Cultural heritage: policy, theory and intellectual history
- Italian nineteenth- and twentieth-century history
- Cultural identity and politics in the Mediterranean area
- European cooperation between North and South
- Italian Fascism and European history of the interwar period
- Since August 2016 programme coordinator of the dual MA Heritage and Memory Studies (inluding coordination of the mandatory 30 EC internships).
- Since August 2011 teaching as Assistant Professor for both the BA and the MA Cultural Sciences (designer and lecturer of the course 'Internationaal cultuurbeleid'), as well as for the dual MA Heritage and Memory Studies (core courses 'Who Owns the Past?' and 'Current Issues: Excursion Abroad').
- Practical course 'Erfgoedpraktijk', guiding students putting heritage theory into practice in a project for the historical gardens of Beeckestijn, master programme Heritage Studies, University of Amsterdam (Spring/Summer 2011).
- Seminar 'Kunstwerelden: Theorie en Beroepspraktijk' on sociology of the arts, bachelor Cultural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (Autumn/Winter 2010 & 2011).
- Lectures on 'Culture and the Makeability of Society', master programme Cultural Sciences, University of Amsterdam (Autumn/Winter 2010 & 2011).
- Session co-organizer and speaker, 'National Identities and World Heritage', The 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (Jinan, China, 23-29 August 2015).
- 'The European Inheritance: mobilizing history after the Second World War', 22nd International Conference of Europeanists (Sciences-Po, Paris, France, 8-10 July 2015).
- 'Empire, Cultural Politics and European Heritage: the British Council and the "Latinisation" of Egypt inthe 1930s', Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies (Montreal, 15-17 April 2010).
- 'Cultural Diplomacy and National Self-Representation during the Interbellum: 'Italianità' and 'Britishness' as promoted abroad', presented in the panel session 'Projecting Nations: Culture and Character in International Relations' at the conference We The Peoples: Democratizing International Relations in Britain and Beyond, 1870-1950 organized by Peter Mandler (St. John's College, Cambridge, 8-9 January 2010).
- 'Italian Colonialism and Cultural Propaganda: The Società Dante Alighieri in Addis Abeba', presented in the panel session 'Italian Studies from the Low Countries: Modern and Contemporary Italy' (coordinated by the Werkgroep Italië Studies), Biennial Conference of the Society for Italian Studies (Londen, Royal Holloway University, 16-19 April 2009).
- 'Promoting national culture in the Mediterranean: the Dante Alighieri Society and the British Council in the 1930's', Fifth International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Univeristy & Yeditepe University in cooperation with the International Journal of Cultural Policy (Istanbul, 20-24 August 2004). Also intervened as moderator.
- 'British life and thought: a global model? The British Council's representations of 'Britishness' on the eve of the Second World War', at the conference Britishness, Identity and Citizenship: The View from Abroad (Huddersfield, University of Huddersfield, 5-6 June 2008).
- 'Italianitá wereldwijd: de Dante Alighieri Vereniging in de jaren dertig', Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, for students of Cultural Sciences (University of Amsterdam) on excursion in Rome, 3 April 2008.
Cultural Promotion and Imperialism. The Dante Alighieri Society and the British Council Contesting the Mediterranean in the 1930s (University of Amsterdam, June 2011).
Supervisor: prof. dr. P. den Boer / Co-supervisor: prof. dr. R. van der Laarse