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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor Urban Geography with expertise in housing and diversity.
Phd candidate in Human Geography and Spatial Planning
Kristen Biehl is an Assistant Professor at Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a researcher at Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). She holds a D.Phil in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford. For the last 15 years she has been involved both academically and professionally in intensive research within the migration and asylum field in Turkey. Her research interests include ethnographically studying transformations of urban society and space through migration and diversification processes, examining the governing effects of migration and asylum policy frameworks, and more recently of comparing the gender awareness and approaches of civil society initiatives working in the migration and environmental fields. Kristen is Principal Investigator for the Re-ROOT project in Turkey and is co-leader of Work Package 2 on Site Research together with Susanne Wessendorf.
Marhabo Saparova is a researcher at Sabanci University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence. For the ReROOT project, Marhabo conducts research in urban neighborhoods in the district of Fatih in Istanbul.
Academic supervision of the site research to be carried out in Hungary
My role in the Hungarian project is to carry on participatory-based empirical research among third-country national university students living in Budapest.
Reiner Staubach (Dr. rer. pol.) is spatial planner and professor of Planning-oriented Sociology, Planning Methods & Theory, at the Faculty of Architecture, Interior Design and City-Planning, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Detmold.
Dennis Zilske is a spatial planner (TU Dortmund University) with more than 12 years of experience working for Planerladen in a broad variety of projects, most of them with the aim to involve people from the more vulnerable and in traditional forms of participation often times neglected groups.
Co-Project Investigator at ILS, Dortmund/Germany, field study Dortmund-Nordstadt; co-lead of work package 4 (arrival platforms) Heike Hanhörster is Senior Researcher at ILS—Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development in Dortmund, Germany. Her research interest covers place-based processes of social inclusion and exclusion and people’s encounters with difference.
I am postdoc researcher at ILS and site researcher within the ReROOT project for the German site Dortmund-Nordstadt.
I am an Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urbanism related to Migration and Diversity, and a Project Partner in ReROOT. I am the leader of Work Package 5 ‘Mapping toolkits & platform prototypes’. My research concerns the intersection of migration and the city, with a particular focus on housing. I have a keen interest to impact society with my research, by regularly organising exhibitions, debates and workshops that reach a broad audience.
I am a doctoral student at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, and will be working on components of Work Package 5 in ReROOT. My research interests include everyday practices of the city, urban citizenship, mapping, and the feminist city.
Anthropologist and researcher at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare at Malmö University and coordinator of WP3 on Arrival infrastructure integration research.
I am Researcher in anthropology at the French CNRS, based at the Institut des mondes africains. I have been working in Mali for the past twenty years, on popular culture, literacy practices and vernacular uses of media and technology. I have also developed a long-term research project with West African residents of migrants’ hostels in Paris. For ReROOT, I’ll supervise the Paris team.
I am Researcher in anthropology at the French CNRS, based at the Centre d’étude des mouvements sociaux. For my PhD in anthropology (Paris-Nanterre University), I have worked on the everyday life of undocumented migrants living in Paris area. During my post-doc I investigated the local politics developed by the city of Paris during the so-called “migration crisis” that started in 2015.
As a post-doc, I will conduct fieldwork among the Sudanese diaspora in Paris.
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).
Research Fellow at Coventry University and field researcher for ReROOT’s UK site, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Leader of the University of Thessaly team
Post-doctoral Researcher, Site researcher Thessaloniki (Greece)
I am a researcher in the cities of Karditsa and Katerini in Central Greece.