Who are we ?
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) conducts a wide variety of research on migration and diversity, spread over many disciplines, departments and research institutes. This interdisciplinary group, called the ‘Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM)’ has therefore been created in January 2018. It joins over 100 VUB researchers from 11 disciplines (including political science, law, sociology, criminology, geography, medical sciences, communication sciences, linguistics, psychology and educational sciences, philosophy, and history) working on migration and diversity related topics. BIRMM is coordinated by Prof. Ilke Adam and Prof. Florian Trauner (both IES-VUB) and a board of delegates with one representative per research centre or department.
The main VUB research centres and departments involved in BIRMM are: the Institute for European Studies (IES), and particularly its research cluster Migration, Diversity and Justice; the History Department, with its research centre HOST; Sociology Department, with its research centres TOR and Interface Demography; the Political Science Department (POLI); BRIO, the centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Brussels, the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research, the RHEA Centre for Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality, the Criminology department with its research centre Crime & Society, the Law department, with its research centre FRC (Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism) and the Department of Public Law, the Department for Communication Sciences, with its research centre CEMESO (Culture, Emancipation, Media and Society), and the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, with its new reseach group 'Research into Diversity in Health Care'.
1 April from 18:00 to 20:00
Queer Migrations with Wim Peumans
The lecture is given by dr. Wim Peumans based on his book ‘Queer Muslims in Europe’ followed by a conversation with Belgium and Dutch representatives of civil society organisations, such as Dino...
3 April from 18:00 to 19:30
EU-African Cooperation on Migration: What are the African Interests?
Discussing EU-African cooperation on migration most often happens from a Eurocentric perspective, emphasizing the EU’s core interest of having orderly and managed migration. But what do African...
26 April from 9:30 to 17:30
BIRMM Research Day - Call for Papers is closed - FULL PROGRAMME COMING SOON!
Dear VUB-researchers on migration and minorities , The Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM) is delighted to invite you to present your research on migration...