Gert Verschraegen is associate professor of Sociology at the University of Antwerp, where he is currently serving as the head of the department of Sociology. His research interests cover the fields of cultural sociology, theoretical sociology and the sociology of science and knowledge. Gert took degrees in Sociology (BA, MA, Phd) and Philosophy (BA) from KULeuven, and a MA in Global Political economy from the University of Hull. He has held postdoctoral and visiting positions at the University of Leuven, the University of Luxembourg and Harvard University (2009). He is co-chair of the Belgian Network for Science, Technology and Society and a guest lecturer at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.