Karel Arnaut

I am Principal Investigator (PI) of the ReROOT project. In the horizontal organisation that ReROOT aspires to be, I see myself in an inspirational, enthusing and supporting role, in relation to the project manager (Bruno Meeus), work packages leaders, researchers, and supporting staff at KU Leuven and other partner organisations.

Bruno Meeus

I am taking care of the scientific and administrative management of the research project in a close collaboration with Karel Arnaut. I am also co-supervising the research in the Brussels-Amsterdam-North-Sea Coast site of Shila Anaraki and the transversal research of Dounia Salamé.

Shila Hadji Heydari Anaraki

I am a PhD researcher within the ReROOT project and will look into arrival infrastructuring that facilitates and conditions the arrival and mobile dwelling of refugees. More specifically, I aim to focus on the strategies that emerge when people have to navigate their pathways outside of formal and legalized channels.

Katrijn De Brucker

I am an International project advisor at the technology transfer office of KU Leuven (LRD) and I support the KU Leuven team regarding the financial, legal and administrative tasks of ReROOT.

Mary Hogan

I am a Master’s student in Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven, where I am conducting research on regimes of ecological modernization in Europe. For the ReROOT project I work in collaboration with MolenGeek to develop a visual identity, design communication strategies and attend to broader communication needs.

Enxhi Noni

Currently enrolled in the Master of Social and Cultural Anthropology programme at KU Leuven, I am also helping with administrative and communication tasks at ReROOT.

Ilse van Liempt

I am supervising two PhD projects in the ReROOT project. One research focuses on arrival infrastructures for agricultural workers in the Netherlands and Belgium and one on transit migrants in the same countries. I am also involved in thinking about methodology and ethics.

Gideon Bolt

Associate Professor Urban Geography with expertise in housing and diversity.



Susanne Wessendorf

Professor of Social Anthropology and the Co-Investigator for ReROOT. Susanne Wessendorf completed her DPhil at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. Since then, she has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the Institute for Resesarch into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, and was Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economic’s International Inequalities Institute (III).