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RHEA Research Seminar in collaboration with MAM (ULB)

Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 10:00 to Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 13:30
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Institute for European Studies - Pleinlaan 5
Room Lisabon
Lunch Seminar

The MAM network is a network of scholars from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) working together for almost ten years on Migration, Asylum and Multiculturalism (MAM), founded and coordinated by Andrea Rea. The team is composed of researchers in sociology, law, political science, social pyschology and geography. They work jointly on a common theme of research defined for a 5-year period. For the period 2006-11, the common topic was the role of migrants – defined as ‘the other’ - in the construction of national identities. It has lead to the publication of a book : Bonjour, S., Rea, A. & Jacobs, D. eds. (2011), The Others in Europe.  Bruxelles : Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles. For the period 2011-2016, the common topic of research has been the transformation of integration policies in Europe and the integration of criteria based upon merit and cultural conformity in these integration policies.

RHEA is the Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). RHEA carries out fundamental and applied research on gender, diversity and intersectionality from a variety of academic disciplines; organizes specialized and integrated education on gender and diversity, in bachelor, master as well as doctoral courses; provides internal and external advise on equal opportunities and diversity policies through involvement in VUB’s Gender Action Plan and in the VLIR Working Group on Equal Opportunities; and offers a platform for researchers and lecturers from different VUB departments and faculties who integrate gender, diversity and intersectionality in their research and education.

This seminar offers both research centres the occasion to exchange information about their research goals, projects and expertise and to explore options for further collaboration and joint activities. The program comprises presentations of MAM and RHEA, research presentations by 3 RHEA and 3 MAM researchers, and a group discussion on potential collaborations in the future.



  • presentation MAM by Andrea Rea
  • presentation RHEA by Gily Coene
  • short presentation round

10.30-11.30: research presentation (first round)

3 x 15 minutes + 15 min. for questions

11.30-11.45: coffee break (+ lunch serving)

11.45-12.45: research presentations (second round)

3 x 15 minutes + 15 min. for questions

RHEA presentations by:

12.45-13.30: group discussion – exchange of ideas on common proposals, projects, activities