Robin Vandevoordt

Robin Vandevoordt

Social Work and Social Pedagogy
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Phone: +32 9 264 62 85

Research themes: People 'on the move' | Participation & integration | Identity | Policy & Law

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"Since February 2020, I am an assistant professor in Migration and Refugee Studies based at Ghent University. My main research interests are in forced migration, solidarity movements, grassroots humanitarian action, asylum and migration policies, and critical theory. I am currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork with solidarity initiatives in Belgium, focusing on the political ambivalences in grassroots humanitarian action. In the past, I have also worked with Syrians on their experiences of Belgian citizenship policies and social work practices. Before joining CESSMIR I have been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Conflict and Development (Ghent University), the Refugee Studies Centre (Oxford University) and the Centre for Research on Ecological and Social Change (University of Antwerp). I received a PhD and MA in Sociology from the University of Antwerp, and an MA in Culture and Modernity from the University of East Anglia."


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