Kris Rutten

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I studied Art History and Comparative Cultural Studies, and obtained a PhD in Educational Sciences with a dissertation on the rhetorical and narrative turn in education. I am currently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Educational Studies of Ghent University and specifically within the research group Culture & Education. My main research interests are the rhetorical and narrative turn in education, the rhetoric of cultural literacy and arts-based research. I am lecturer-in-charge for the BA course Culture & Education and the MA course Cultural Studies.


I am the president of the Rhetoric Society of Europe (RSE) and Board member of the International Association for Cultural Studies (ACS). I am also the president of the Flemish Reading Foundation (Iedereen Leest)


I received the KBS Emerging Scholar Award at the 9th triennial conference of the Kenneth Burke Society (St. Louis, July 2014).


I was a visiting scholar at the Department of Education of the University of Bath (January, 2009), at the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education of the University of British Columbia (November-December, 2010), at the School of Education/ Laboratory for Educational Theory of the University of Stirling (January-February, 2012) and at the Institute of Education and Society of the University of Luxemburg (January-February, 2014).


For international VLIR and VVOB projects on capacity building I have been conducting workshops on Qualitative Research Methods in Mozambique, South Africa and Ecuador.

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About Kris Rutten
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A1: Web of Science ranked
A2: Intern., peer reviewed
A3: Belgian, peer reviewed
A4: Non peer reviewed
B1: Books
B2: Book chapters
B3: Book as editor
P1: Web of Science ranked
C1: Conf. proceedings
C3: Conf. abstracts, etc
D1: Doctoral dissertation
V: All other publications
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