Members

Postdoctoral researchers

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Delphine Bellis studied philosophy at Paris X-Nanterre and at Paris-Sorbonne Universities. In 2002, she passed the French Agrégation in philosophy...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Liesbeth De Mol studied art history and philosophy and has qualifications from the French ministry in Epistémologie, histoire des sciences et des...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Jens De Vleminck is a Senior Research Assistant at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences (University of Ghent). He received a MA in...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Boris Demarest is lecturer in history of philosophy and history and philosophy of science at the University of Amsterdam. He obtained his Ph.D...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Albrecht Heeffer holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Philosophy. His PhD dealt with the emergence of symbolic algebra during the...

Philosophy, Sociology

Kaat Louckx is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology of the University of Chicago (B.A.E.F. Fellowship) and at the Center for...

Lucian Petrescu works on late medieval and early modern philosophy (c. 1200–1716). He earned his PhD with a thesis titled Meteors and mixtures....

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

René Sigrist was trained in history at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He earned his PhD in 2003, with a thesis on the development of...

Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia

Mathieu Torck has written his doctoral dissertation on the history of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy in East Asia. His fields of...

History

Arjan van Dixhoorn is a Dutch historian of European civil society, public opinion and the public sphere. He received an MA (1997) in Economic and...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Charles T. Wolfe is Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, University of Ghent, and an associate member of the Unit...

Doctoral researchers

Literary Studies

Isabelle Clairhout studied English and Latin language and literature and holds an MA in comparative modern literature. Her main research interests...

Literary Studies

Britt Dams is currently working as a PhD-student at the department Literature at the University of Ghent. She is preparing a dissertation with the...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Liesbet De Kock studied clinical psychology and philosophy at Ghent University. Since 2010, she has been working on a PhD project on the...

Department of Art, Music and Theatre Sciences

Teresa Esposito obtained her MA with distinction in Art History at the University of Leuven with a dissertation entitled Portrait of Rubens with...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences
Philosophy and Moral Sciences
History

Ruben Mantels (1979) studied history and cultural studies at KU Leuven. He is a member of the Vakgroep Geschiedenis and the Institute for Public...

History

Joris Mercelis holds an M.A. in History from the KU Leuven (2007). His Ph.D. research is situated at the intersection between the history of...

History

Myriam Mertens received a licentiate's degree in History from Ghent University in 2005, after which she pursued a master's degree in International...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Iulia Mihai works on the relationship between mathematics and physics within problem-solving practices in mechanics (mainly at the intersection of...

Department of Art, Music and Theatre Sciences

Marlise Rijks studied history of the sciences and the humanities at Utrecht University. She worked as a research assistant at the Huygens...

History

Nienke Roelants has earned a master degree in Early Modern History and a postgraduate degree in International Relations and Conflict Management....

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Jo Van Cauter joined the philosophy department of the Ghent University in October 2010 after completing his Master's studies at the same...

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Marij van Strien is a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation–Flanders (FWO) at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences in Ghent. She...

Permanent staff

Architecture and Urban Planning

Maarten Delbeke received his PhD from Ghent University, where he is associate professor at the department of Architecture and Urban Planning....

Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia

Bart Dessein obtained his MA degree in 1987 at Ghent University, with a dissertation on Indian Madhyamaka / Chinese Sanlun philosophy. This...

Physical Therapy and Motor Rehabilitation

Ignaas Devisch (1970) is professor in Ethics, Philosophy and Medical Philosophy. He holds positions at Ghent University and University College...

Literary Studies

Marco Formisano received his PhD in Classics from the University of Palermo in 2000 and in 2013 joined the Department of Literature at the...

Department of Art, Music and Theatre Sciences

Koenraad Jonckheere is assistant professor in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art at Ghent University. He studied History and Art History in...

Literary Studies

Christine Kanz is Professor in German Literature at Ghent University. Before teaching at UGent she taught at several universities in Germany,...

Literary Studies
Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Eric Schliesser (Tufts BA, 1993; Chicago PhD, 2002) is BOF Research Professor in Philosophy and Moral Sciences. He loves exploring seventeenth and...

Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia, Sinology

Angela Schottenhammer is professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of South and East Asian Languages and Cultures at Ghent University,...

Museum for the History of Sciences

Danny Segers studied physics at Ghent University. He obtained his doctoral degree in the research field of positron annihilation. Since 2006 he is...

Director
Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Maarten Van Dyck is professor of philosophy at Ghent University, where he mainly teaches courses in epistemology and metaphysics. He wrote his PhD...

History

Steven Vanden Broecke is a specialist of early modern history of science, history of magic, and intellectual history, with a focus on the relation...

Sociology

Raf Vanderstraeten has worked at universities in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. He earned a Ph.D. from Leuven University and a...

Literary Studies

Wim Verbaal studied biology at the Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen (NL) and afterwards classical philology at the University of Ghent, where he took...

History

Christophe Verbruggen is a member of the research unit Social History since 1750, the Institute of Public History and is also a member of the...

Other

Philosophy and Moral Sciences

Dr. Manuel Mertens obtained his Master in philosophy at Brussels University (VUB) in 2004. The subsequent years of his life were dedicated to the...