Dr. Kristof Loockx’s scholarship focuses on the intersections of social, maritime, migration and urban history in the 19th and 20th centuries. He obtained his PhD from the University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2020. Currently, his research examines the effects of urbanization, port expansion and increasing mobility on the socioeconomic development of maritime districts, or so-called ‘sailortowns’, in Antwerp and Boston. The project is funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), for which he was also granted a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in Boston, MA.


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  • postdoc researcher FWO

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