I am a PhD student in literature and history at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. My doctoral research looks at the sensory experience of landscapes in European travel writing between 1919 and 1939. More broadly, I am interested in interwar culture, the history of sensibilities and environmental aesthetics.
After finishing my MA in History at Ghent University in 2016, I obtained an MA in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research in 2019 on a Fulbright Scholarship. I then worked as a researcher for TIC-Collaborative, a project that focused on transnational connections in the field of social reform. This led to a virtual exhibition and articles for Historical Research and the Journal of Open Humanities Data.
My non-academic writing has appeared in De Standaard, De Morgen, Rekto:Verso and nY. In 2021, I co-edited a collection of essays on Netflix for Academia Press. A book on Jean Vigo’s 1934 film L’Atalante is under contract with Punctum Books.