Michel Huysseune is a Guest Professor at the VUB, a senior researcher at the Centre for Political Science of the VUB and teaches political science at Vesalius College (Brussels). He is also a guest lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he lectures on the ethics of war and secession.
Michel's areas of interest include the history of political thought, the construction of political ideologies, and the interrelation between regionalism, nationalism and the construction of the European Union. He obtained his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2001. An edited version of his PhD thesis has been published in Italian (Modernità e secessione. Le scienze sociali e il discorso politico della Lega Nord, Roma, Carocci, 2004) and in English (Modernity and Secession. The Social Sciences and the Political Discourse of the Lega Nord in Italy, Oxford, Berghahn, 2006). He is the author of La franc-maçonnerie. Mythe et réalité (Antwerp, 1992) and co-editor of the volume Secession, History and the Social Sciences (Brussels, VUB University Press, 2002).