Affiliate members

  • Frederik Dhondt

    Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    Prof. dr. Frederik Dhondt is assistant professor of legal history at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (since October 2015), where he leads the Research Group Contextual Research in Law (CORE), and is affiliated to GRILI as voluntary research associate. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders at Ghent University (2014-2017) and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Antwerp (October 2016-2020). Frederik Dhondt’s research focuses on practical legal argumentation in 18th and 19th century European international relations and on comparative constitutional history. He teaches Belgian Political History, Historical and Comparative Introduction to Public Law and History of International Law at the VUB.

  • Alexandra Hofer

    Assistant Professor in public international law at Utrecht University

    Dr. Hofer is a former doctoral researcher at Ghent University (2015-19). Her doctoral thesis, which bears the title The Beliefs and Practice of Enforcing Collective Obligations through Unilateral Sanctions, consisted of an interdisciplinary study on the legality and effectiveness of unilateral sanctions and was carried out under the supervision of Prof. Tom Ruys. She is currently an Assistant Professor in public international law at Utrecht University and occassionally teaches international humanitarian law at the Riga Graduate School of Law.