Franne Mullens obtained her master’s degree in Communication Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2014. She also holds a master’s degree in Gender and Diversity. Franne joined the TOR Research Group (Sociology) in January 2017. She was involved in the Kenniscentrum cultuur- en mediaparticipatie for three years where she mainly focused on leisure time and gender differences. Since 2020, she is involved in a project on shorter working hours. Her main research interests include sociology of time, cultural sociology and (gender) equality/inequality. Franne also hosts the Welgemeend Podcast where she discusses the idea of a working time reduction with experts from different fields.