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Delphine Hesters

Researcher, Vlaams Theater Instituut

Sainctelettesquare 19, 1000 Brussel
Tel.: +32 2 274 17 65



Delphine Hesters studied sociology and cultural management. Since 2011, she works as a researcher at the Vlaams Theater Instituut (Flemish Theatre Institute), where she studies the field of the performing arts and cultural policies in Flanders. Before, she obtained a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Leuven based on a research on the concepts and methods for the study of identity and culture in research on ethnic minorities. In Fall 2009, Delphine was a visiting researcher at the sociology department of Harvard University. As a cultural sociologist, she equally researched the careers of contemporary dancers in Flanders, the Brussels’ dance community and Flemish cultural policy. Between 2007 and 2011, Delphine Hesters was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Arts of the Flemish government. Delphine equally works as a researcher for the Institute for Human Activities (IHA).