Bio

I’m a legal historian from Belgium working in Madrid thanks to a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship funded by the European Commission (H2020) & hosted by a French institution (Casa de Velázquez). 

Since October 2017 I’m Postdoctoral Researcher at the UCLouvain University funded by the National Scientific Fund (FNRS). This fellowship is currently “on pause” because of the MSCA fellowship. I was awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (October 2019-September 2021) to work on the COLEX project (Coopetition and Legislation in the Spanish Monarchy, 1598-1665).

I takes a special interest in legal history of the Spanish Monarchy and the Low Countries. Nowadays, I’m investigating the implementation and the dissemination of the legislation in the Habsburg Netherlands during the 16th & the 17th Centuries. Previously, I’ve been researching the decision-making process regarding the legislation enacted in the Habsburg Low Countries (1580-1610). My PhD dissertation has been distinguished by the the Belgian Royal Academy for best study in legal history (Charles Duvivier Award 2013-2017). I’m also assistant director of the editorial board of the Histoire, Justice et Sociétés book series (Presses universitaires de Louvain). I’m also founding member of ModerNum, an interdisciplinary research network dedicated to the early modern period and funded by the FNRS. Since 2019 I’m also member of the Executive Bord of Standen en Landen/Anciens Pays-Bas et Assemblées d’États.