Vasiliki Belia is a PhD candidate at the Department of Literature and Art, Maastricht University. In her research, Vasiliki studies contemporary graphic narratives that engage with the history of feminism and negotiate its meaning in the present. On the one hand, she inquires into the affordances of the genre of graphic narrative that make it an apt tool for telling feminist stories. On the other hand, she examines how historical feminist figures, debates and events are imagined, and which role they play in the construction of feminism as a political movement in the present. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and supervised by prof. dr. Emilie Sitzia, prof. dr. Lies Wesseling, and dr. Louis van den Hengel.
Vasiliki has previously worked as lecturer and researcher at the Gender Studies Programme, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University (2015-2020). She holds bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Studies and English Language and Literature (University of Athens), a master’s degree in Cultural Management (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences), and a research master’s degree in Gender Studies (Utrecht University).