Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000 – 2003
    Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago

  • 2003 – 2004
    Assistant Professor, Yale University

  • 2004 – 2009
    Associate Professor, Columbia University

Selected publications

  • Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

  • Importing Madame Bovary: The Politics of Adultery (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • 1. "A Tale of Spain: Historical Novels in English by Spanish Exiles during the 1820s and 1830s": Project funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University, 2011 – 2015

  • 2. "From cause célèbre to microhistory: toward a history of synchronic history-writing": Project funded by the Research Programme of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), 2013 – 2017

  • 3. "Painting Themselves: A Trans-National Approach to National Self-Portraiture": Project funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University, 2013 – 2017

  • Director of the doctoral thesis (funded by the FWO) of Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer: "Dreaming al-Andalus: nineteenth-century representations of Spain's Jewish and Muslim past."

  • Director of the doctoral thesis (funded by the FWO) of Maxim Rigaux: "The Art of Assimilation: Identity and Otherness in the Epic Poetry of Lepanto" (co-director: Wim Verbaal)

  • Co-director with Michael Boyden (University of Uppsala), Wil Verhoeven (University of Groningen) and Barbara Schaff (University of Göttingen) the U4 research network "Reverberations of Revolution: Political Upheaval Seen from Afar (1750-1850)"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Expert Panel Cult 2 (Arts and Literature), Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Vice-president in 2017. President in 2018.

  • Selection committee for Humanities, Academia Call of ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies)

  • External Evaluation Committee, Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History, Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • Expert Panel, H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

    Editorial board, Authorship

  • Internal Advisory Board of S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media), Ghent University

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