After getting her master’s degree in Art History in 2004 (University Ghent), Elizabeth worked for seven years in the exhibitions department of the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR), where she was responsible for all publications of the exhibitions, such as Het Verboden Rijk (2007) and The World of Lucas Cranach (2010).
In 2012, she started as an assistant at UGent, Department Art, Theatre and Music Sciences, while working independently for cultural institutions such as the Centrum Rubenianum and the Centre for Fine Arts. As a part time assistant to Prof. dr. Martens and Prof. dr. Jonckheere, she further developed her knowledge on the arts in the Netherlands, in particular in the 16th and 17th century.
Since September 2015, she is enrolled as a PhD candidate and assistant, with a joint PhD with the University of Verona. By means of an interdisciplinary investigation between culinary history and the visual arts during mainly the 16th and 17th century in the Netherlands, she questions the intrinsic art historical meaning of these culinary motives. In her comparative study between direct sources (contemporary cook books, medicine books and taste theories) and art works, she hypothizes that these depictions touch upon multi-layered ideas and thus become theories of visuality and of representation.