Michielsens (1944) was professor of Women's Studies at the
University of Antwerp (Belgium) till the end of 2007.
director of the Women's Studies program and of the Center for
Women's Studies at the University of Antwerp. Her courses:
'women in philosophy' and 'gender and media'.
From 1980 till 2001 she also lectured Women's Studies at the
University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands (now
The last 12 years of her appointement in Nijmegen she worked at
the Institute for Gender
She was member of the council of
AOIFE (the European academic
network of women's studies institutions) and active partner in
Athena (the European thematic network of women's and gender
She holds a PhD in Ethics (moraalwetenschap) of the University
of Ghent (Belgium). She obtained her PhD in 1973, and worked at
her home university from 1969 till 1977.