Filip Degreef

Department of History (HIST)

Filip Degreef obtained a Master of Arts in History at the VUB in 2011. His thesis was titled “Georg Stilke: the sale of newspapers and magazines in (railroad) bookshops on the western front (1914 – 1918).” Since January of 2013 he is working as a PhD student on the interdisciplinary project “Food Quality, Safety, and Trust since 1950: Societal Controversy and Biotechnological Challenges” which is a collaboration between FOST and IMDO (Industrial Microbiology and Food Biotechnology). Within this research he focuses on the changing post-war Belgian distribution of food, safety and quality of food and the way in which retailers have attempted to create a bond of trust with the consumer.