Gabriëlle de Pooter is a doctoral researcher working in the ERC-project 'Later-in-Life Intimacy: Women's Unruly Practices, Places and Representations' (LiLI). Her specific research within the project locates itself at the intersection of gender, sexuality, aging, and their relation to space and place.
Gabriëlle completed her BA at University College Roosevelt (Netherlands) and then went on to receive an MA in Contemporary Art from Manchester University (via Sotheby's Institute of Art New York). Her research dealt with gender, fashion, and art history. After eight years of professional experience in the cultural heritage industry, she graduated summa cum laude from the MA progamme in Gender and Diversity at Ghent University. In her thesis, she discussed the politics of abortion rituals using a critical new materialist lens.