As a literary scholar, I have always been fascinated by the interrelatedness of imaginative writing and the realities it (re)produces. I am particularly interested in the impact of form and medium on reception and in forms of expression that challenge disciplinary categories as well as cultural and societal norms. My research concentrates on the intersections of space, culture and identity in literature and popular culture with a specific focus on gender and non-canonical mediums and genres.
My institutional responsibilities include Head of Institute (Institute of English Studies, since 2016), Course Director (English Studies, since 2010), and Study Programme Director (Bachelor en Cultures Européennes, since 2017). I have served as a member of the Gender Equality Committee, formerly the Mainstreaming Committee, since 2010 and as Faculty Gender Representative since 2011. I have also represented the Faculty in Course Evaluation work groups and committees since 2009 and I have been the Conceptual Coordinator of the Faculty’s Course Evaluation Team since 2013.
In combination with my enthusiasm for interdisciplinary collaboration, my institutional responsibilities have allowed me to gain invaluable insights and expertise in study programme and course design, and to further specialise in the development of co-taught research-driven interdisciplinary courses and innovative approaches to blended learning. I was awarded the Hennicot-Schoepges Award for Excellence in Teaching 2013-2014 for my dedication to teaching and learning. I teach courses in English and American literature and culture, literary theory and criticism, utopian and dystopian writing, and women’s writing, as well as interdisciplinary seminars and workshops.