1. Current and past positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • 2016-2017
  • New York University
  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
  • Project: The Representation of Street Food Trade in New York City, 1898-2000
  • Approach: cultural history, socioeconomic history, mixed methods
  • Supervisor: Krishnendu Ray

Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Scholar

  • 2015-2016
  • The New School
  • The New School for Public Engagement
  • Food Studies Program
  • Belgian American Educational Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Hoover Foundation Fellow
  • Project: Street Food in Twentieth-Century New York. Policy and Regulations
  • Approach: cultural history, mixed methods
  • Supervisor: Fabio Parasecoli

Guest Professor/Lecturer

  • 2014-2015
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
  • Institute for European Studies
  • Course: Cultures in Europe (MA level)

European Liaison Officer

  • 2013-2015
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Research & Development Office
  • Grant writing and research policy

Ph.D. Researcher

  • 2009-2013
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Dissertation: Culinary Heritagization in Flanders between 1945 and 2000. A Historical Gastrolinguistic Analysis
  • Approach: cultural food studies, identification of the heritage turn within food studies, theorization within this heritage turn, multidisciplinary methodology combining sociology, anthropology, heritage studies and history
  • Supervisor: Peter Scholliers

2. Education

MA in European Urban Cultures

  • 2007-2008
  • Distinction
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Tilburg University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Arts & Design Helsinki
  • Thesis: Mix and the City. Social Mix Policy in Helsinki, Manchester and Brussels. A Comparative Analysis
  • Approach: urban geography, spatial analysis of policy-making, neighborhood identities
  • Supervisor: Robert Grimm

MA in History

  • 2006-2007
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Thesis: ‘La classe indigente dans la recherche de ses moyens d’existence?’ Street Vendors in Brussels in the Nineteenth Century
  • Approach: socio-economic history, spatial analysis of regulations and prosopography
  • Supervisor: Peter Scholliers

BA in History

  • 2003-2007
  • Distinction
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Paper: preliminary research for MA thesis
  • Supervisor: Peter Scholliers

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