Karel Deneckere works as a visiting professor at the department of Communication Studies (SCOM) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where he is associated to the Echo and DESIRE. research centers. He also works as a visiting professor at Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles, where he is associated to the research center Engage. Karel holds a PhD in Media and Communication Studies. His dissertation dealt with the public debate on nuclear power in Belgium which he approached from a discourse-theoretical perspective. From here, his research interests include broader questions of energy democracy and sustainable development. He holds a MSc in Communication Studies (VUB, 2010), an MSc in Sustainable Development & Human Ecology (VUB, 2008), and a MA in history (Ghent University, 2006).