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Alkeline van Lenning


  • Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 114

    5037 AB Tilburg


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Research interests


The last 15 years Alkeline van Lenning combined teaching, in the Netherlands and abroad, with management positions, the latter always being concerned with academic education.


Academic positions
2013-present Educational Professor, School of Humanities (TSH), TiU
2012-present Dean Liberal Arts and Sciences, Scool of Humanities, TiU
2007-2011 Vice Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences, TiU
2010-2011 Associate professor, TiU
2007-present Program Director Major Social Sciences in the Liberal Arts Bachelor?s program
2004-2007 Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Socio-cultural Sciences, TiU
2005-2007 Program Director Sociology Bachelor?s and Master?s programs, TiU
2001-2004 Assistant Professor, University lecturer Sociology, TiU
1986-2001 Assistant Professor of Women?s Studies, TiU
1998-2001 Employee (freelance) of IKON (Dutch broadcasting company).
1993-1995 Editor, acting upon instructions from the Ministry of Social Affairs,
Department of Gender, Culture and Public Policy, Free University Amsterdam.
1986-1994 Member of the editorial Staff of the Journal for Gender Studies.
1982-1986 Coordinator of Women?s Studies, TiU



Designing & Teaching BA and MA courses
Supervising research, internships, and theses
Guest lectures in The Netherlands and abroad

Teaching Awards
2011 Educational Innovation Award TiU.
2005 Best Teacher, Faculty of Social Sciences,TiU
2003 Best Teacher Sociology Department, TiU
2002 Second prize best Sociology lecturer, TiU.

Teaching Qualifications
2011 SKO (senior teaching qualification)
2009 BKO (basic teaching qualification)

International Teaching
2016 Roosevelt University, Chicago (planned in summer)
2014 KOC University, Istanbul
2011 Venice International University, Italy
1999-2000 Sanaá University, Yemen


Alkeline van Lenning teaches together with Dr. Janssen, a philospher, the course 'Modernities, Identities and Evil' , a course for second year LAS students in the majors: Social Scinces and Humanities. Furthermore, she (team) teaches the course Introduction into social Sciences and Business and Management, together with Dr. van Oijen an economist. for LAS freshman. And in for the third  year LAS- students she designed the so called distance course Visual Culture and the Body, an online course.

Current courses

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  • Innovation In Higher Education
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender
  • Feminism
  • Liberal Arts
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Emancipation
  • Corporality
  • Innovative Assessment In Higher Education
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Gender Identity Disorders
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Teaching In Higher Education

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Research Output 1995 2019

Fictie en Strafrecht: vriend of vijand?

Translated title of the contribution: Fiction and Criminal Law: friends or foes?van Lenning, A., 1 Sep 2019, Wegen der Vrijheid: Liber Amicorum Willem Witteveen. Elion-Valter, C., van Klink, B. & Taekema, S. (eds.). The Hague: Boom Juridische Uitgevers, p. 89-97 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Out of the Labyrinth

van Lenning, A., 21 Jun 2019, Tilburg: Tilburg University Press. 55 p.

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speechOther research output

Case study 21 Shall we dance? An example of team teaching

van Lenning, A. & Janssens, D., 2017, Designing interdisciplinary education: a practical handbook for university teachers. de Greef, L., Post, G., Vink, C. & Wenting, L. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 120-120 (Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity; vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

team teaching

Core texts in Academia's Future

van Lenning, A., 2017, Back to the Core: Rethinking Core Texts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Education in Europe. Cohen de Lara, E. & Drop, H. (eds.). Vernon Press, p. 93-104 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 1994 2017

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course etc.
  • 1 Membership of council
  • 1 Oral presentation

De pestkop en het publiek

Alkeline van Lenning (Speaker), David Janssens (Speaker)
7 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

First Liberal Arts and Sciences and Core Texts Conference

A. van Lenning (Organiser)
11 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific

Night University, Tilburg University

Alkeline van Lenning (Participant)
1 Oct 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies (External organisation)

Alkeline van Lenning (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific

Press / Media

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Alkeline van Lenning


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment