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Diete Humblet

Post-doctoral scientists


Diete Humblet Holds a Master's degree in Law (University of Antwerp, 2010) and a Master's degree in Criminological Sciences (Ghent University, 2012). Since 2013, Diete has been affiliated to the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She was part of the horizontal research programme 'Human rights in situations of (extreme) dependency', which analysed the relational dynamics of (extreme) institutional dependency and the influence of human rights standards and legislation on these relations. Under the supervision of Prof. dr. S. SNACKEN, she obtained her PhD on ‘The Meaning of Imprisonment in Later Life’, in 2018. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher with CRiS, and is partially affiliated as a researcher to the Centre of Expertise on Older Adult Care (EXP-O) at the University College Odisee (Brussels). Her research interests lie in integrated interdisciplinary research, especially individuals who are spending the later stages of their life in prison.


Research Line: Penality and Society

Knowledge Cluster: Empirical Human Rights











Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels