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Residency Dates: March 15 – June 30, 2018


Heleen Touquet

Heleen Touquet is a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She wrote her Ph.D. about post-ethnic mobilization in Bosnia-Herzegovina and has published extensively in journals such as East European Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics and others. In her current research project, she explores the links between sexual violence and post-conflict reconciliation from a gender angle, focusing in particular on masculinities, vulnerability male survivors of sexual violence in the Balkans.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Lecturer, Leuven International and European Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

Male Victims of Sexual Violence and the Politics of Victimhood in the Western Balkans


Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Post-conflict recovery
  • Nationalism
  • Social movements
  • Sexual violence
  • Gender