Lisa Demets (°1991, Wevelgem) studied history at Ghent University where she specialised in medieval history with a particular focus on gender history. She wrote a MA thesis on the consolidation of power and the legitimation strategies of the dukes and duchesses of Brabant in the twelfth and early thirteenth century. Her MA thesis was published in 2014 by Academia Press (Vorsten en Vorstinnen in het hertogdom Brabant (1106-1248)). From October 2013 until September 2015, she worked on a FWO research project 'Réécriture and ideology in the chronicles belonging to the Middle Dutch ‘Excellent Chronicle of Flanders’ tradition' at the Department of History of Ghent University, which aimed to consider how different manuscript versions of the most important fifteenth-century Flemish chronicle tradition, the ‘Excellente Cronicke van Vlaenderen’, show a process of réécriture (rewriting) reflecting specific ideological discursive and narrative strategies related to the socio-political and cultural constellations in late medieval Flanders. In October 2015, she started her Ph. D. fellowship financed by the Research Foundation Flanders - FWO: 'Gender, politics and ideology in medieval historiographical sources. Politicising the discourse of femininities and masculinities in the Flandria Generosa chronicles'. Her main research interests are gender history, medieval (urban) historiography and chronicle traditions, manuscript studies and the political and cultural history of the medieval Low Countries.
AAP/WP representative in the Faculty Board (2016-2018)