Isabelle Devos is Senior Lecturer at the History Department. She is a historian (UGent) and demographer (UC Louvain-la-Neuve). She is supervisor of several research projects on the life courses and the integration of minority groups in the 18th and 19th centuries (such as prostitutes, never married women, the hearing impaired) and co-supervisor of the collaborative database project HISSTAT. Isabelle Devos is member of the Steering Committee of the FWO Research Community Historical Demography, of the VUB-UGent Research Alliance the Institute for Early Modern History, and of the International Research Community CORN Comparative Rural History of the North Sea Area. She is also part of the editorial board of peer-reviewed journals such as Espace, Populations et Sociétes and Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis.