CFP Various Guises of Translanguaging (Belgium)

ConferencesCall for papers: The Various Guises of Translanguaging, 1 July 2019, Ghent University, Belgium. Deadline: 31 March 2019.

This symposium will explore the paradoxes of translanguaging – how it is theorized, used and explained. Organizers seek to clarify but also critically evaluate the concept and to engage participants in discussion of their own and our related research. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working in different disciplines, to collect a variety of perspectives on translanguaging and to stimulate discussion and participation in a day of collaborative inquiry. The symposium is a combination of traditional paper presentations and a series of keynote discussions

Organizing committee: Diane Potts (Lancaster University), Kirsten Rosiers (Ghent University), Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University), Piet Van Avermaet (Ghent University)


CFP SIETAR Europa 2019: Building Dialogues on Diversity (Belgium)

ConferencesCall for Papers: SIETAR Europa Congress 2019: Building Dialogues on Diversity: Towards a Future of Hope, 27 May-2 June, 2019, Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 15 November 2018.

The need of the hour is for the world to progress towards a future of positivity and hope. This year’s congress provides Practitioner tracks in Business, Socio-political Concerns, Migration and Education along with an Academic track and the popular Film Festival. Submissions are accepted until 15th of November 2018, for the Practitioner and Academic Tracks, Film Festival and Pre- and Post-Congress Workshops.

U Liege Postdoc and PHD Scholarships (Belgium)

PostdocsTwo PhD Scholarships and One Postdoctoral Scholarship on Migrants’ Social Protection Strategies, Université de Liège (Belgium), Faculty of Social Sciences (FaSS), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM). Deadline: June 4, 2018.

Applications are invited for scholarships to work at doctoral and post-doctoral level as part of the Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe project (MiTSoPro).

  1. Two doctoral positions: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years (with possible extension)

  2. One post-doctoral position: full-time, fixed-term position available for 3 years

Global Governance & International Law Summer School (Belgium)


The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (University of Leuven) and the Dean Rusk International Law Center (University of Georgia School of Law) are delighted to welcome you to study international law and global governance with us over the course of the week.

Through lectures, discussions, and a high-level conference, you will explore global governance – how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other nonstate actors interact. A range of global challenges will be discussed, such as trade and sustainable development, peace and security, human rights, the rule of law, and democracy.

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Migration Policy Institute 2 Job Ads: Senior Policy Analyst & Research Assistant

  1. Senior Policy Analyst – MPI Europe

The Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote evidence-based policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe. MPI Europe works collaboratively with the International Programme of its sister organisation, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), based in Washington, DC.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst to join its dynamic Brussels team. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional writing, editing, and analytical skills and a thorough understanding of European policy frameworks and systems to manage immigration and asylum. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 14 April 2017

2. Research Assistant, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks an exceptional individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) in Washington, DC. The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with qualitative and quantitative research and provide programmatic support in several areas of NCIIP’s work. These include, but are not limited to, the ability of adult English/basic education, workforce training, and postsecondary education systems to support the successful integration of first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees.

This position is available immediately. Applications are due by close of business on April 21, 2017.

[For details, follow the links provided]

U Leuven Job Ad: Media Effects (Belgium)

Full time (assistant/associate/full) professor in Media Effects at KU Leuven (Belgium) at KU Leuven — University of Leuven
Deadline: March 15, 2017

• Ph.D. degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent diploma, with extensive expertise in the domain of Media Effects Research

Excellent research record and very good teaching and training skills
High-level international publications
A vision on teaching in academic programmes

CFP AHRI 2017: Promotion & Enforcement of Human Rights

The Promotion and Enforcement of Human Rights by International and Regional Organizations: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities
27-28 April 2017, Leuven, Belgium

Deadline for abstract submissions: 2 January 2017

The Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI), the FRAME Project and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2017 AHRI Conference, which will be held in Leuven. This international conference aims to take a broad and comparative view of the achievements and potential, but also of the challenges of international and regional organizations in promoting and enforcing human rights. Further details of the call can be found in the attached document.

Ghent U PHD Support: Sociolinguistics (Belgium)

MULTIPLES (Research Centre for Multilingual Practices and Language Learning in Society) seeks to recruit a PhD candidate to work on a project titled “Language and employability. A sociolinguistic ethnography of the activation of migrant job seekers in Flanders”, financed by the Special Research Fund at Ghent University.

Project description
The research is situated in the domain of sociolinguistics. The project proposes an ethnographic analysis of the activation trajectories in which migrant job seekers are inserted in Flemish Belgium. The project’s goal is to acquire insight in the role of language in the different stages of these trajectories, focusing on the relation between small-scale interactional practices, policy requirements and public macro-discourses on integration, linguistic diversity and work. The project will analyze the implementation of language policies in daily institutional practice, the logics that underpin these policies, the ways in which counselors, teachers and job seekers negotiate these policies, and the eventual outcomes of these policies for the different actors involved. Data will be collected through conducting participant observation in the Flemish employment agency and its partner organizations, interviewing counselors, teachers and job seekers and collecting policy documents.

Your profile
–       master’s degree in linguistics, communication, anthropology or a related discipline, obtained with good grades before the start of the project
–       good social and communicative skills
–       capacity for independent research
–       willingness to carry out ethnographic fieldwork
–       excellent competence in Dutch
–       good academic skills in English

Your tasks
–       collecting and analyzing ethnographic data
–       preparing a PhD on the basis of the project
–       preparing individual and joint publications for national and international scientific journals
–       presenting research at national and international conferences

We offer: a 48-month PhD position at Ghent University (Research Centre MULTIPLES & Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication), starting 1 January 2017.

How to apply
Applicants must submit the following documents:
–       a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and copy of the master’s degree, merged into one PDF document
–       a piece of writing (e.g. a student paper) in English or in Dutch which demonstrates the applicant’s academic competences

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to prof. dr. Sarah Van Hoof (sarah.vanhoof[at] The deadline for application is 5 December 2016, 23:59 (CET).

More information
For inquiries, please contact Sarah Van Hoof (sarah.vanhoof[at]

Johanna Maccioni Researcher Profile

Johanna MaccioniJohanna Maccioni is a a clinical psychologist in Brussels, Belgium. After 5 years study in psychology, she obtained a D.E.S. (Diplôme d’Etude Spécialisé) in adult psychotherapy and passed the “Agregation” (which enables her to teach within universities). She worked in hospitals in oncology and other units for ten years (in Belgium and in Martinique-France). For four years at Brugmann Hospital, she coordinated a project funded by the Belgian National Cancer Plan to improve migrants’ hospital care. In 2010, this project won the Gert Noel prize from the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation (the foundation supports justice, democracy and diversity in society), and this project inspired other units in other hospitals. After that, Maccioni began teaching Social Psychology, Intercultural Psychology, Group Dynamics and Clinical Systemic Therapy at the Haute Ecole Leonard de Vinci, a school specializing in paramedical training. As of September 2015, she is teaching a course on “Interculturalism in Health” (this is the second course on the subject offered in Belgium, after “Health and Culture” given by Dr. Louis Ferrand in Anvers University for doctors). She also trains doctors and paramedics who are currently working on this subject. In addition, she participates in a group project on how to improve migrants’ hospital care, organized by the Interfederal Center for Equal Opportunities (UNI-A: Centre Interfédéral pour l’Egalité des Chances, a public institution fighting discrimination).

Publications include:

Maccioni, J., & Juliens, C. Sur les compétences interculturelles : enjeux et pratiques. Special issue of Les Politiques Sociales, scheduled to appear in November, 2016.

Maccioni, J. Vers la compétence interculturelle dans les soins, Contact, n°139, pp. 11-12, 2014.

De Pauw, S., Maccioni, J., & Efira, A. Patients drépanocytaires : quel accompagnement médical spécifique lors de l’adolescence ? Revue médicale de Bruxelles, n°35, pp. 87-95, 2014.

Création de livret, Entre soignants et patients croyants : 4 représentants religieux nous informent, Question Santé ASBL, pp. 1-27, 1er tirage 1000 ex., 2012.

Maccioni, J., Etienne, A., & Efira, A. Le patient étranger face au cancer : projet d’accompagnement multiculturel. Santé Conjuguée, n° 59, pp. 13-17, January 2012.

Maccioni, J., Etienne, A., & Efira, A. Accompagnement multiculturel de patients étrangers. Agenda Interculturel, n°289, pp. 18-20, January 2011.

Postdoc: Language Policy in Heteroglossic Schools (Belgium)

The Langues et Discours research centre of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on “Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Implementing language policy in urban heteroglossic schools”, a new project funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS).

Project description: The project sets out to investigate how teachers implement monolingual policies in distinctly heteroglossic urban schools. Its goals are to investigate how teachers articulate a monolingual policy, to what extent and in what way teachers are responsive to linguistic diversity, and which conditions facilitate either of these realisations. These questions will be explored in four Belgian secondary schools. Data have already been collected for two of these schools by the project promotor. These data will be revisited and compared with new data to be collected by the postdoctoral researcher through ethnographic fieldwork in one or two secondary schools in Brussels (French- and Dutch-medium), depending on the applicant’s command of Dutch and/or French.

Research domains: sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, linguistic anthropology, linguistic ethnography

– carrying out linguistic-ethnographic fieldwork
– analysing interaction in the classroom
– preparing research output for international journals
– presenting research at international conferences
– contributing to occasional supervision of MA students and/or course teaching

We offer:
– a 24-month position, renewable with two years, funded by the Belgian National Science Foundation (FNRS), from 1 October 2016.

– PhD in sociolinguistics or related disciplines (predoctoral applicants must have obtained their PhD at the latest by 30 September 2016).
– Relevant research experience in studying interactional processes, preferably in classroom settings
– Excellent skills in Dutch or French
– Excellent skills in English
– Applicants must not have obtained their PhD prior to 1 October 2010.

Deadline for application is 1 June 2016. Applications (motivation letter + CV + recommendation letter + one paper the applicant is proud of) should be sent in electronic format to prof. dr. Jürgen Jaspers ( Notification of acceptance will be sent before 1 July 2016.

Starting date: 1 October 2016

Place of work: the applicant will be based at the Solbosch Campus of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, CP 175, 1050 Brussels, building A).