Laura Westerveen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a Lecturer and Associate Researcher at the BSoG Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice. Her research and teaching focuses on politics and policies of diversity and (in)equality in different European countries and at multiple levels of governance. She currently teaches Diversity Policies in the EU at the BSoG. Previously, she worked on the H2020 project Whole-COMM and was a lecturer in European integration at the University of Amsterdam. Laura obtained her PhD in political science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2020. In her PhD research, she studied how inequalities that migrants and racialized minorities face in European societies are framed within policy discourses.
Research Expertise: Racism & Inequalities, Migration & Minorities, Anti-discrimination & Migrant Integration Policies, Diversity & Multiculturalism.
Research Methodology: Critical frame analysis, Critical discourse analysis, Qualitative content analysis