Gabriels Katleen

Katleen Gabriels holds master’s degrees in Germanic Philology (KULeuven, 2005) and Moral Sciences (UGent, 2009) and a PhD degree in Philosophy and Moral Sciences (VUB, 2014). Her PhD (Who’s afraid of virtuality? On the moral status of social virtual worlds: The case of Second Life) focused on everyday virtual moral life and conjoined a strong grounding in moral philosophy with an empirical study on moral practices in social virtual worlds.

She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on the FWO-project (Technical vs. moral proximity: The ‘hidden morality’ of ‘continuous connectivity) in which she focuses on the ethical aspects of Internet of Things (IoT) and on the virtualization of moral relations. Katleen is also a member of the Centre for Ethics and Humanism (EtHu).

Research fields: ICT & computer ethics – philosophy and ethics of technology – moral philosophy – philosophy of virtuality

Methodological expertise: virtual and hybrid ethnography – in-depth interviews – focus groups – vignette studies – quantitative surveys



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