Commissions of trust

Policy adviser for the Flemish Secretary of Tourism concerning the manifest Culinaire positie van Vlaanderen [Culinary Position of Flanders], May-June 2016.

Scientific board member of the international conference Trusting the Hand that Feeds You. Understanding the Historical Evolution of Trust in Food, organized by FOST (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, 7–9 September 2015.

Panel chair at the 2nd Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food Food, Hunger and Conflict, organized by Bijzondere Collecties (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Amsterdam, 16–17 January 2015.

Scientific board member of the international conference Disgust. History, Language, Politics and Aesthetics of a Complex Emotion, organized by Université de Liège, Liège, 23–24 May 2013.

Reviewer for the following international peer-reviewed journals:
– Food & History
– Food, Culture & Society
– National Identities
– Appetite
– Social History of Medicine
– Humanities



– Co-founder of the Street Food Working Group at New York University
– Member of the Food & the City working group at New York University
– Member of the Social & Cultural Food Studies Research Group
– Member of the Street Food Global Network
– Member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists
– Member of Respatrimoni. Network of Researchers on Heritagisations


Supervision and co-supervision of MA students

Yunus Emre Öztürk
Thesis: Cultural diplomacy and state dinners during the 11th Turkish Presidency
Magna Cum Laude

Gwenn Van den Steen
Thesis: A historical analysis of the ideology of dieting
Summa Cum Laude


Teaching experience

Master level
Field Trips in Food: Immigrant New York
New York University
Teaching assistant for Jennifer Berg

Cultures in Europe
Institute for European Studies

Food Traditions and Innovations
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Guest lecture for Peter Scholliers

History of Post-War Europe
Vesalius College Brussels
Guest lecture for MagalyRodríguez García

History of Post-War Europe
Vesalius College Brussels
Guest lecture for MagalyRodríguez García

Bachelor level
Historische kritiek en historiografie [Critical Historical Analysis and Historiography]
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Teaching assistant for Paul Erdkamp

Summer school
European Identity?
Institute for European Studies



Workshop series on how to write a competitive grant proposal, a series of five workshops I gave for the NYU Nutrition & Food Studies Community, New York, academic year 2016-2017.

Science Diplomacy Course, organized by NYU’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, New York, spring semester 2017. Designing Your Grad and Post-Doc Experience Course, organized by the Handel Group, New York, spring semester 2017.

Developing a Critical Consciousness, organized by NYU’s Steinhardt Center for Strategic Solutions, New York, 17 January 2017.

Digital Workshops for the Humanities (Research Data Management, Research Visualisation Tools, Content Management, Web Presentation, Geospatial Analysis, Qualitative Data Analysis), organized by NYU’s Data Services, New York, 7-8 July 2016.

ArcGIS Story Maps, individual support organized by NYU’s Data Services, New York, fall semester 2016.

Grants in the Humanities and Social Sciences, organized by The New School, New York, 18 March 2016.

Can We Talk? Contacting Grant Program Officers, organized by The New School, New York, 18 March 2016.

Writing Successful Grants. A Twelve-Step Program, organized by The New School, New York, 17 March 2016.

CEFR level C1 on the Interuniversity Test of Academic English, certificate obtained by ACTO (Academisch Centrum voor Taalonderwijs), Brussels, 16 December 2014.

Project Management, certificate obtained by HR Development Management (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, 14 October 2014.

Presentation Skills, certificate obtained by Central PhD Office (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Communicado Int. bvba, Brussels, 5 May 2011.


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