Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2018
    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Ghent University

  • 2014 – 2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Ghent University

  • 2012 – 2014
    Postdoctoral Fellow (Marie Curie co-fund), Université Catholique de Louvain

  • 2011 – 2012
    Lecturer, Jacobs University Bremen

  • 2010
    Visiting Researcher, University of Helsinki

  • 2012
    PhD, Literature, Jacobs University Bremen

  • 2008
    MA, Art History, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

  • 2006
    BA, History and Theory of Art and Literature, International University Bremen

  • 2004
    BA, English Literature and Journalism Kinnaird College, Punjab University

Selected publications

  • Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures , University Press of Mississippi, 2016

  • Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics, University Press of Mississippi, 2019

  • Strong Bonds: Relationships between Children and Animals in Comics, ACME series, UP of Liège 2020

  • Edited with Benoît Crucifix. Comics Memory: Archives and Styles (Palgrave 2018)

  • Authorship special issue: "Comics and Authorship" 6.2 (2017)

  • “Children in Graphic Novels : Intermedial Encounters and Mnemonic Layers,” Études Francophones, special issue, vol. 32, “Comics and Intermediality”, ed. Jan Baetens, Hugo Frey and Fabrice Leroy, 2020, 129-148.

  • “Black Boys and Black Girls in Comic Strips: An Affective and Historical Mapping of Intertwined Stereotypes”, Routledge Companion to Sexuality and Gender in Comic Book Studies, ed. Frederick Luis Aldama, Routledge, 2020, 28-41.

  • "Instrumentalising Media Memories: WWII according to Achtung Zelig!", European Comic Art 12.1 (2019), 1-20.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • COMICS. Children in Comics: An Intercultural History of Children in Comics from 1865 to Today. Funded by the European Research Council’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant no. 758502)


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