I'm a Belgian researcher working on Japanese visual and print culture of the nineteenth century. With the support of a PhD Fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders, I earned my PhD in Japanese Studies from KU Leuven in 2021. Currently, I'm working on various research projects while I'm teaching Japanese art history, classical Japanese grammar, critical thinking and writing, Japanese language courses, and supervising MA and BA theses.
Simply put, to shed light on the wave of illustrated print culture in nineteenth century Japan. Only bits and pieces of the larger puzzle that is Japanese print culture reaches the attention of print enthusiasts, scholars, and even the general public. There is more to Japanese print culture than Hokusai, Hiroshige, Harunobu, and Utamaro; so many artists yet to discover and print genres that get overlooked. So, I'd like to be your middlewoman and pay homage to the various characteristics of Japanese print culture!
Outside of academia
When I'm not working, you can find me exploring around! I love to get lost in nature, to hike up mountains (and thus getting the best viewpoints), to chase sunsets/sunrises, to calm down with yoga, to get creative, and to reward myself with good food. I'm also a big advocate for sustainability and I'll probably drag my camera to about any place I go to.