Emmanuel Debruyne is visiting scholar at the Université Catholique de Louvain, where he is lecturer in contemporary history. His research is centred on the military occuaptions in Europe during both world wars. He studies occupations through the lens of different phenomena, such as resistance, depression, accommodation, the persecution of the Jews, sexual relations, the relationship with death, and memory. His doctoral thesis exposes the intelligence networks in Belgium during WWII. It has been published as La guerre secrète des espions belges, 1940-1944 (Racine, 2008). He is also co-autor of La Belgique docile. Les autorités belges et la persécution des Juifs en Belgique durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale (Luc Pire, 2007), Je serai fusillé demain. Les dernières lettres des patriotes belges et français fusillés par l'occupant. 1914-1918 (Racine, 2011) and Bruxelles, la mémoire et la guerre, 1914-2014 (La Renaissance du Livre, 2014).