Aagje Swinnen is Associate Professor in the Department of Literature and Art at Maastricht University and Endowed Socrates Chair in International Humanism and the Art of Living at the University of Humanistic Studies at Utrecht.
Her study of aging includes research into representations of dementia in literature and film as well as meanings of literature in arts-based approaches to dementia care. She has published on these topics in The Gerontologist, Journal of Aging Studies, and Dementia.
For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.