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Nick Schuermans 

Postdoctoral researcher, Geography
+32 2 629 35 10


Nick Schuermans is a postdoctoral researcher and teaching associate at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the day-to-day coordinator of the interdisciplinary research program on Cities and Newcomers and a lecturer in the Erasmus Mundus MSc 4CITIES and the Msc Geography master’s degree programs. His current research builds upon his interest in the geographies of encounter and solidarity, and focuses on the role of diverse groups of professionals in the accommodation of newcomers in the city of Brussels.

Research Expertise: (fear of) crime, geographies of encounter, migration, mobility, professionals, segregation, social mix, whiteness

Research Methodology: Qualitative research methods: in-depth interviews, focus groups


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Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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