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An-Sofie Vanhouche

Part-Time Professor and Post-doc Researcher, Professors
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An-Sofie Vanhouche holds a PhD in Criminology and works as a part time guest professor and research coordinator of the Strategic Research Programme in the Criminology Department. She obtained her Master's degree in 2011 with a thesis entitled: “Innocently imprisoned: The Consequences for People who are Acquitted after Being Remanded in Custody”. Throughout 2012 she worked as a field researcher for the study of Beyens & Boone (2013) in the prison of Tilburg. In 2017, she successfully defended her PhD, 'Prison Cuisines in Europe. A Comparative Study of Prison Food Systems in Belgium, Tilburg and Denmark', jointly supervised at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of Southern Denmark. An-Sofie currently teaches several courses as guest professor: a co-learning course on imprisonment in the prison of Beveren; a course on penology; and a course on comparative criminology. Her main research interest lies in the lived experience of imprisonment, prison education, and comparative penology.


Research Line: Penalty and Society


Courses taught at the VUB in 2019-2020

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Samen leren in detentie More info
International Comparative Field Study Visit More info
Penologie en penitentiair recht More info









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