Bart De Sutter holds from Ghent University (Belgium) an M.A. in history and an M.A. in political science. In July 2009 he started as a PhD student at the Department of History of Antwerp University (Belgium) with a Dehousse scholarship. Since October 2010 he has been a PhD fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the same institution. In 2008 he won the yearly André Schaepdrijver award for best Master's thesis in history at Ghent University. He contributed articles to a number of academic journals, among which is the History Workshop Journal.