Maxim Rigaux is a Junior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Ghent University (funded by its Special Research Fund BOF). He is also affiliated to the ERC-StG project WINK, hosted at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Maxim obtained his Ph.D. at Ghent University, Belgium, in 2018 with a dissertation on the epics of Lepanto. He has been awarded with postdoctoral fellowships by the B.A.E.F. and the Fulbright commission and was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago in 2018-2019. Maxim specializes in the cultural and literary histories of the early modern Iberian world. His main interests include the interactions between Latin and the vernacular languages, the relationships between text and image, race and gender studies, and multilingualism. Maxim is also a co-founder of the research group RELICS (Researchers of European Literary Identity, Cosmopolitanism and the Schools) and an editor of the open access journal JOLCEL (Journal of Latin Cosmopolitanism and European Schools).