Silke Creten is a PhD student at KU Leuven. She researches dementia communication, with a strong emphasis on the (media) representation of the disorder. She aims to propose strategies to counter stigmatic attitudes towards the disorder and the people living with it. She is a member of the KU Leuven MIDI Research Group, where language and interaction are studied as a social and/or conceptual practice.
She has a multifaceted background, with a MA in Italian and French Language and Literature (summa cum laude), a postgraduate degree in Literary Translation (cum laude), and a MSc in Artificial Intelligence, with a major in speech- and language technology (cum laude). Aside from her research interests, Silke is keen on learning new languages and exploring different cultures. As a student job, she worked at the Belgian Centre for Fine Arts, where she organised several (multi-)cultural events on literature with a social touch.