Curriculum Vitae


2014 – present
Ph.D Candidate, Department 'Law & Anthropology', Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Marie-Claire Foblets, Prof. Dr. Jan Velaers

2012 2013
European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), University of Vienna.
Thesis: The Cologne judgment: a curiosity or the start sign for condemning circumcision on male children without their consent as a human rights violation?
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak, Prof. Dr. Hannes Tretter

2011  2012
Master 2 Droit International, Européen et Comparé, Université Toulouse Capitole 1

2010  2012
Master of Laws, University of Antwerp
Thesis: “Recent examples of state succession: lessons for Belgium from the dissolution of Czechoslovakia”.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Koen De Feyer

2009  2011
Bachelor of Laws, University of Antwerp

2006  2009
Bachelor of Philosophy, University of Antwerp

Professional Activities

10/2014 – 12/2014
Visiting Fellow, Department 'Law & Anthropology', Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale

02/2014 – 06/20214
Intern at the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe

08/2013 – 12/2013
Human rights researcher at the Thailand Institute of Justice (Public organisation)

05/2012 - 08/2012
Legal Intern for UNICEF Belgium

Presentation at Conferences and Workshops

September 2015
Paper: The limits of the Belgian Administrative Language Law, Workshop: "(State) Law and its Limits", Deutsche Studienstiftung, Kloster Roggenburg, Germany (24 September 2015).

April 2015
Paper: An Empirical Approach to Administrative Language Rights, "1st Max Planck Young Legal Scholars’ Meeting", Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn, Germany (22-24 April 2015).

June 2015
Paper: How Incompatible is the Practical Implementation of the Belgian Language Model with the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities?, Panel: "Domestic Minority Politics in Light of International Standards", Conference: "The 1990 CSCE Copenhagen Document, East-West encounters and evolutions of the minority regime in Europe", European Centre for Minority Issues, Flensburg, Germany (5-7 June 2015).

July 2014
Paper: Male circumcision and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights, "Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change”, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA (24-26 July 2014).


Dutch: Native speaker
English: Fluent
French: Fluent
German: Advanced

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