Parliamentary question on PhD research Laura Westerveen

The PhD research of BSoG postdoctoral researcher Laura Westerveen was recently mentioned in a parliamentary question addressed to the Flemish Minister of Civic Integration and Equal Opportunities, Bart Somers. In her PhD research, Laura studied how ethno-racial inequalities in education and employment are represented in Belgian and German policy discourses. Her research shows that Belgian and German policy documents mainly portray ethno-racial inequalities as individual shortcomings of migrants and minorities, while they pay little attention to more structural causes of such inequalities, such as structural racism. 

More information about the parliamentary question and the Minister’s answer can be found here.

More information about Laura’s PhD research can be found here.