Special Guest Lecturer in the Arts

Lecturers of LUCA School of Arts with the title “Special Guest Lecturer in the Arts” can be a supervisor of a PhD in the Arts. All other lecturers of LUCA School of Arts can act as co-supervisor. Members of the senior academic staff (ZAP) at the Humanities Group at KU Leuven can act as a supervisor of a PhD in the Arts as long as a co-supervisor is lecturer at LUCA School of Arts.

Dr. Jos De Backer

  • PhD in Music Therapy
  • Research topics: psychosis, personality disorders, music therapy, musical processes, clinical improvisation, proto-symbolisation, non-verbal therapy
  • Research group: Music Education & Therapy (Music & Drama)

Dr. Thomas De Baets         

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: music didactics compulsory education, professional development of music teachers, practice-oriented research in music education, design of musical learning environments, musical communication
  • Research group: Music Education & Therapy (Music & Drama)

Dr. Liesbeth Decan

  • PhD in Art Sciences
  • Research topics: photography, theory of photography, contemporary art, conceptual art, art in Belgium, humor
  • Research group: Photography Expanded (Intermedia)

Dr. Peter De Graeve

  • PhD in Philosophy
  • Research topics: art history, aesthetics, art education, political theory, painting, drama, hermeneutics, classical culture, phenomenology
  • Research group: Art & Argument (Image)

Dr. Ronny Delrue

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: drawing, painting, genesis of the image, Controlled Uncontrollability in the Process of Drawing
  • Research group: Art & Argument (Image)

Dr. Steven Devleminck

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: digital media and art, cartography, artistic mapping, information design
  • Research group: Mediated Environments (Intermedia)

Dr. Jeroen D’Hoe

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics:  musical composition (artistic creation and artistic research), interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary artistic creations (crossover-projects), integration of artistic practice, research and pedagogy, interaction of musical analysis and performance practice, musicology
  • Research group: Performance Practice & Composition (Music & Drama)

Dr. Bart Geerts

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: contemporary painting, medium specificity, spatiality, (re)presentation models, artists’ archive, rhetorics of artistic research
  • Research group: Art & Argument (Image)

Dr. Pascal Lefèvre

  • PhD in Social Sciences (Communication Sciences)
  • Research topics: graphic narratives, comics, visual culture, image culture, formal analysis, representation, popular culture, the serial, animated documentary
  • Research group: Narrative Arts (Intermedia)

Dr. Volkmar Mühleis

  • Phd in Art Studies (Art Philosophy)
  • Research topics: art philosophy, phenomenology, blindness in the arts, intercultural theory of the image, art practices
  • Research group: Art & Argument (Image)

Dr. Frank Maet

  • PhD in Philosophy
  • Research topics: philosophy of technology, aesthetics, ethics, digitalization, medialization, globalization, social engagement, post-art or “art after the end of art”, contemporary culture, imagination 2.0
  • Research group: Art & Argument (Image)

Dr. Lut Pil

  • PhD in Art Studies
  • Research topics: contemporary art, art of the 19th century, design, textile, clay and ceramics, glass, landscape photography
  • Research group: Matter & Image (Image)

Dr. Piet Swerts

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: composition, piano, polyphony, orchestration, analysis, harmony
  • Research group: Performance Practice & Composition (Music & Drama)

Dr. Veerle Van der Sluys

  • PhD in Exact Sciences (Physics)
  • Research topics: technology, sciences, social media, playful design, prototyping, serious games
  • Research group: Play & Game (Inter-Actions)

Dr. Carl Van Eyndhoven

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: Historically informed performance practice, carillon, mechanical musicinstruments, versteek-books, intavolation
  • Research group: Performance Practice & Composition (Music & Drama)

Dr. Isolde Vanhee

  • PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Communication Sciences)
  • Research topics: cinema, painting, audiovisual art, modernism, contemporary art, auteur theory, genre
  • Research group: Art, Space & Context (Image)

Dr. Tom Van Imschoot

  • PhD in Language and Literature (German languages)
  • Research topics: literary studies, hermeneutics, phenomenology, esthetical experience, word-image interaction, art criticism, affect, corporeality, essay writing, popular culture
  • Research group: Art & Argument (Image)

Dr. Maarten Vanvolsem

  • PhD in the Arts
  • Research topics: photography, time, technology, strip photography, slit-scan photography,  photography and movement, photography and time, art and technology
  • Research group: Photography Expanded (Intermedia)
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