Daan Hovens (D.)

Daan Hovens is a researcher at the euregional expertise centre ITEM at Maastricht University. For the Interreg project EMRLingua, he explores existing needs and bottlenecks with regard to the education of the so-called "neighbouring languages" (Dutch, French, German) in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

From 2017 to 2020, Daan worked as a PhD candidate for ITEM. His PhD research was a (socio)linguistic ethnography of a multilingual, industrial production workplace in the Dutch-German borderland. As part of this research project, he experimented with posthumanist approaches to human-machine interactions at work.