Kris Rutten is a professor at the Department of Educational Studies of Ghent University, specifically within the research group Culture & Education
His main research interests are (new) rhetoric, cultural studies, literacy studies, educational theory and the ethnographic turn in contemporary art.
He is lecturer-in-charge for Cultural Studies and co-lecturer for Culture and Education and Qualitative Research Methods and Interpretation. He provides teaching support for Culture, Media and Education and Teaching Methodology: Behavioural and Social Sciences.
Kris Rutten was a visiting scholar at several university departments abroad (Bath, British Colombia, Stirling, and Luxemburg). For international VLIR and VVOB projects on capacity building he has been conducting workshops on Qualitative Research Methods in Mozambique, South Africa and Ecuador. He received the KBS Emerging Scholar Award at the 9th triennial conference of the Kenneth Burke
Society (St. Louis, July 2014).
He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Rhetoric Society of Europe. Together with Ann Buysse and Alexis Dewaele they have set up a research line on Mental Health Literacy, in which they bring together expertise in clinical psychology on the one hand and rhetorical and narrative analysis on the other hand.
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Department of Educational Studies
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