Jacqueline Van Gent is an internationally renowned researcher with a research focus spanning across history, historical anthropology and gender studies.
Her research focuses on the Early Modern Europe, but also on the 19th century Australia. With a wide base of theories, source materials and methods, she explores what roles emotions have played in meetings with Indigenous peoples and their cultures. Jacqueline Van Gent's research has, for instance, covered mission descriptions, ethnographic texts and colonial objects.
Currently, she is exploring local responses to global mission networks, ethnographic networks of collectors between Australia and Europe, and the way museums portray colonial cultural meetings.
Jacqueline Van Gent will be promoted as honorary doctor of philosophy at the Annual Celebration Ceremony on 20 October at 17:00 in Aula Nordica.