Chantal Kesteloot is Doctor in contemporary history. She obtained her PhD in 2001 at ULB with a thesis on the Walloon movement and Brussels from 1912 to 1965. In 1992 she joined the permanent team of the Center for Historical Research and Documentation on War and contemporary Society (CegeSoma). She is currently in charge of the Public History sector. Her main areas of interest are the legacies of the wars and Belgian history as well as issues of nationalism and national identities.