I am an FWO postdoctoral research fellow at the history department of Ghent University. In September 2022 I defended my DPhil (PhD) dissertation in Politics at the University of Oxford, where I was the inaugural David N. Lyon Scholar at Oriel College.

I'm primarily a historian of political thought, and am especially interested in, and committed to, recovering early modern women’s political thought. I aim to bring their perspectives to bear on contemporary political concerns including, but also beyond those of gender and feminism.

I previously obtained an M.Phil. in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (2019) and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Utrecht (2016). My doctoral work has been supported by, among others, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Oriel College, St Catherine's College, and the Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation. My paper on Mary Astell and Machiavelli won runner-up for the BSHP graduate essay prize 2022. In Oxford, I co-founded and convened the graduate seminar in political theory (OWIPT).

Please feel free to contact me at geertje [dot] bol [at] ugent.be