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About me

I am Professor of Sociology, International Studies, and  Gender Studies at a small liberal arts college in Oregon.  I teach and research about gender, race, class and colonialism; international relations; Pan-Africanism; education; and human rights activism.

As a teacher and researcher, I am committed to expanding access to higher education, serving first-generation college students, learning antiracist and collaborative pedagogies, and radically rethinking teaching and learning (especially in the field of international relations).


In collaboration with students, I learn from abolitionist, Indigenous, anticolonial/decolonial, and transnational feminist thought.


How I got here


Other things

I was born in the UK and grew up there. I speak Dutch and English fluently, and several other languages very poorly.


Jonneke is a Dutch name. In English, it sounds like Yonika. I use she/her pronouns.


2021 -

Professor, Willamette University, Sociology 

Affiliations in International Studies, Women's and Gender Studies

2009 - 2021

Assistant and Associate Professor, WIllamette University, Politics and Sociology 

Affiliations in International Studies, Women's and Gender Studies


2001 - 2009

PhD Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics), University of Minnesota, USA

1997 - 2000

BA (Hons) Politics with International Studies, University of Warwick, UK




Fulbright Award, Suriname

Mortar Board, Professor of the Year, Willamette University

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