Education: Master in Criminology, PhD in Criminology and Law
Research themes: Criminology, penology, punishment, prisons, detention experiences, education
An-Sofie Vanhouche has a PhD in Criminology and holds a a tenure track position 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: 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.