I graduated in 2013 from Ghent University as Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literature: English-Latin. In my MA dissertation, I discussed tense and aspect in Caesar's narrative under the supervision of prof. Wolfgang de Melo and prof. Mark Janse. In 2014, I obtained a second Master's degree, in Latin and Greek, with a dissertation on Ancient Greek aspect from a Systemic Functional perspective in the writings of Thucydides, under the supervision of dr. Klaas Bentein and prof. Mark Janse, and graduated summa cum laude.
In 2015, I obtained my teacher's degree and started teaching Latin and Greek in secondary schools, until I was able to start my PhD on the Latin narrative tenses in January 2017. At the LVLT XIII conference in Budapest in 2018, I was awarded the József Herman Award. On 24th of March 2021, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation with the title: "Latin tense and aspect in 3D: a corpus-based, Systemic Functional description of the narrative tenses in the language of Livy and Gregory of Tours."
Since October 1st, 2021, I've been working as an FWO Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project "Tracing change and reaction in the Latin tense system: an empirical analysis of language-internal and language-external influences on the development of morphological innovations and form-function pairings from Early Latin to Early Romance" (2021-2024).
I am currently a co-lecturer in the Ba1 course "Latin Language Proficiency I", where I am responsible for reading sessions with a focus on the language.
At Ba3 level, I am a co-lecturer in the "Seminar Classical Languages" where we instruct students in the process and methodology involved in the writing of their Bachelor's essay in the fields of Latin/Greek Linguistics/Literature or reception studies.
At MA level, I am the main lecturer in the course "Latin Linguistics: Special Problems II", where the students are trained in approaching case studies in diachronic linguistics (Latin to Romance) from a modern linguistic point of view (e.g. functional/cognitive, generative) and in using digital corpora to attest language change.