Born in 1972 in the Netherlands. Studied philosophy and physics at the University of Groningen for a while, but switched to human geography. MSc in Economic geography in 2000, followed by a PhD for a thesis that's two thirds history and philosophy of social science and one third social science. Moved to Japan in 2008, where I did a PostDoc in philosophy. Mainly taught philosophy, logic, ethics mainly a university in Tokyo (but I have also taught statistics, social science research methods, and academic writing in English).