Marie Schoups earned a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Literature (2019) at the University of Antwerp and an Advanced Master’s degree in Literary Studies (2020) at KU Leuven. During her third Bachelor, she studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla (Mexico).
In 2020, after being awarded a Special Research Fund Scholarship (BOF), she started her PhD research at Ghent University’s Literary Studies Department under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ilse Logie and Prof. Dr. Rita De Maeseneer. In a series of contemporary novels treating the migration between Central America, Mexico and the United States, she studies the representation of childhood, family and violence, from a sensorial perspective (i.e. by analyzing the references to sight, sound, taste, touch and smell).
Other research interests include borders and migration processes across the world, contemporary Latin American literature, and human rights.