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Dr.Gabriels, K. (Katleen)

Maastricht University
Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

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Dr. Katleen Gabriels is a moral philosopher, specialized in computer ethics. She is an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (FASoS, Department of Philosophy). She researches the relations and co-shapings between morality and computer technologies.

She holds an MSc in Germanic Philology from KU Leuven and an MSc in Moral Sciences from Ghent University and a doctoral degree (2014) in Philosophy and Moral Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where she worked as a postdoctoral researcher from 2014 to 2017 and as professor ad interim (2016-2017). She was also a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna (2016). In addition, she also studied one full academic year (2007-2008) at Helsinki University (Erasmus program).

From April 2017 to December 2018 she was an Assistant Professor in the research group Philosophy and Ethics at the Department Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The Willy Calewaert-Chair 2018-2019 ( was awarded to her by the faculty Engineering Sciences of the VUB.

She is a steering committee member of ETHICOMP, an international organization that occupies itself with ethical computing, and an affiliate member of 4TU Ethics. Her book ‘Onlife. Hoe de digitale wereld je leven bepaalt (How digitization shapes your life)’ was published (Lannoo) in 2016.

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