Team

Current team members

dra. Rachida Aghallaj

Rachida Aghallaj investigates the relationship between language minority parents and professionals in childcare as part of the Pro-M Project. I am the main supervisor of her PhD, together with co-supervisors prof. Michel Vandenbroeck en dr. Anouk Van der Wildt.

dr. Graziela Dekeyser

Graziela Dekeyser defended her PhD on multilingual children's perspectives on using, learning and forgetting languages in Flanders. She also acted as the interim coordinator of the Pro-M Project. I am the co-supervisor of her PhD, together with professors Koen Matthys and Gray Swicegood.

drs. Hakan Dursun

Hakan Dursun focuses on how Flemish teacher education programs prepare teacher candidates regarding ethnic diversity. I am the main supervisor of his doctorate, together with co-supervisor professor Ellen Claes.

drs. Roy Konings

Roy Konings investigates the role individual teachers play in the attitudes of children towards refugees. He has also published a study (Konings & Mosaico (2020)) in the Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, in which he investigated why the higher educated are less likely to perceive migrants as a threat. Another article (Konings & Notten, in press) in the European Journal of Communication has also been accepted for publication, in which he examined how positive or negative Dutch internet news portray refugees by means of a content analysis.

dra. Ily Hollebeke (VUB)

Ily Hollebeke (VUB) investigate family language policies in Flanders as part of the Pro-M Project. I am the co-supervisor of her PhD, together with main supervisor prof. Esli Struys.

dr. Nikolett Szlei

Dr. Nikolett Szlei is the PI of the Co-Lingual-S project, that received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant. https://colinguals.com/

Former team members

dr. Kenneth Hemmerechts (VUB)

dr. Kenneth Hemmerechts graduated as PhD in 2018 at VUB with an empirical study focusing on the role of different formats of social capital in education. I was the co-supervisor of his doctorate, together with main supervisor prof. dr. Dimokritos Kavadias.

dr. Shelanee Theresa Ruales

Shelanee Theresa Ruales investigated how multicultural sensitivity of teacher candidates ca be improved through e-learning. I am the main supervisor of her PhD, together with co-supervisor prof. dr. ir. Wim Van Petegem. Defended in 2021.

dr. Margot Joris

Margot Joris investigated the normative approaches towards citizenship education in research, policy and practice. I was the supervisor of her doctorate, together with co-supervisor professor dr. Maarten Simons. Defended in 2022.

dr. Qian Liu

Qian Liu studies multiculturalism and multilingualism in education in China with a focus on teachers’ perspectives. I was the main supervisor of her doctorate with dr. Zehra Fatma Colak as co-supervisor. Defended in 2022.

Fedoua Lamrani

Fedoua Lamrani is a research assistant on the ECDIS project (www.ecdis.be). She currently works as lector at the KdG.

dr. Anouk Van Der Wildt

dr. Anouk Van Der Wildt graduated as PhD at Ghent University with an empirical study focusing on the effects of school language policies in Flanders. She worked as postdoctoral researcher as coordinator of the Pro-M Project. She currently works as lector at the KdG.