Heleen De Jonckheere is currently working on a PhD-project for which she studies a genre of Jaina texts named Dharmaparīkṣā. In this position, she specializes in the narrative tradition and history of Jaina religion. Her wider interests include Sanskrit, Prakrit, Apabhraṃśa and old-Hindi (Braj) literature, as well as the history of religions in South-Asia. She has conducted research in different archives in India and participated in several language workshops.
Next to her research activities, she is also engaged at the faculty level as AAP/OAP/WP representative.
As member of the Department of Languages and Cultures Heleen has been involved in co-teaching Sanskrit I and giving guest lectures on Indian religion (Universtiy of Antwerp). She is currently co-teaching Modern Languages of South Asia: language, text and context 1.