Katleen Gabriels works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where she also teaches the Master’s courses ‘Filosofie en ethiek van de technologische cultuur' (‘Philosophy and Ethics of Technological Culture’) and ‘Business and Consumer Ethics’. She holds Master’s degrees in Germanic Philology (University of Leuven) and Moral Sciences (Ghent University) and a doctoral degree in Philosophy and Moral Sciences (VUB).
Gabriels is specialized in media ethics and computer ethics. She is a steering committee member of Ethicomp, the international organization around ethical computing.
She publishes in the research fields of computer ethics, media ethics, and philosophy and ethics of technology. Last October, her book Onlife. Hoe de digitale wereld je leven bepaalt (How digitalization shapes your life) was published (Lannoo). In this book, she discusses the potentials and pitfalls of the Internet of Things, digitalization, and big data. Onlife won the Liberales 2016-award; this award goes to the best non-fiction book written in Dutch and published in 2016.