Anneke Geyzen

Department of History (HIST)

Anneke Geyzen obtained a Master in History from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2007. Her Master's thesis was titled La classe indigente dans la recherche de ses moyens d’existence? Leurders in Brussel in de 19de eeuw. In 2008, she obtained a Master in European Urban Cultures (POLIS) with a thesis on social mix policy in different European cities. The program enabled her to study at the Universiteit Tilburg, the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Arts and Design Helsinki. In November 2013, she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on the relationship between culinary heritagization and identification processes in Flanders after World War II. Her research has to be situated within the framework of the project 'Artisan quality of fermented foods: myth, reality, perceptions and constructions' - a collaboration between FOST and IMDO (Industrial Microbiology and Food Biotechnology). Also, she has co-organized the international conference 'A taste of home. Food, idenity, place and memory in Europe from a historical perspective (19th-20th centuries)' which took place in Brussels on 9 and 10 February 2012. The conference received laudatory comments in Brussel Deze Week. She currently works as European Liaison Officer at the R&D department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.