Eva Van Hoey earned a Master's degree in Modern Comparative Literature (2019) at Ghent University and an inter-university Master in Literary Studies (2020). During the third year of her Bachelor's degree, she studied one semester at the University of Sevilla, Spain.
In 2020, after being awarded a Special Research Fund Scholarship (BOF), she started her PhD research under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ilse Logie. In her project, Eva investigates how contemporary Latin American authors use the genre of the chronicle, i.e. a combination of literature and journalism, to denounce violence against women on the continent and to challenge discourses that represent gender violence in a problematic way.
Eva is a member of Encuentro, the Latin American network in Belgium, the CMSI, and the Human Rights Research Network. Broader research interests include contemporary Latin American literature, genre studies, gender studies, and the (ethical) representation of violence.