folashade Ajayi

Folashade Ajayi​

Folashade Ajayi​ is PhD researcher at the VUB Institute of European Studies.

Emma-Lee Amponsah

Emma-Lee Amponsah​ is PhD researcher at Ghent University and co-founder of the Belgo-Dutch grass-root organizationand media platform Black Speaks Back (BSB)
Elisabeth Bekers

Elisabeth Bekers

Elisabeth Bekers is Senior Lecturer of British and Postcolonial Literature in the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Sarah Demart

Sarah Demart is postdoctoral researcher at the ‘Observatoire du SIDA et des sexualités’ at Université Libre Bruxelles.
Olivia Gieskes

Olivia Gieskes

Olivia Gieskes is PhD researcher at the Centre of African Studies of the University of Edinburgh.

Janine Hauthal

Janine Hauthal is postdoctoral fellow and research professor at the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossing (CLIC) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Sibo Kanobana

Sibo Kanobana is postdoctoral researcher in sociolinguistics at Ghent University.

Ojeaku Nwabuzo

Ojeaku Nwabuzo is PhD researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and senior research officer at the European Network against Racism (ENAR).

Annelies Verdoolaege

Annelies Verdoolaege is postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of the Africa Platform of Ghent University Association.
Sophie Withaeckx

Sophie Withaeckx

Sophie Withaeckx is assistant professor in Philosophy at the University of Maastricht.

Susan Dierickx

Susan Dierickx is coordinator and postdoctoral researcher at RHEA (Research Center Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Marie Alice Mosuse

Marie Alice Mosuse is a PhD researcher at Interface Demography, Vrije Univeriteit Brussel.

Jean-Luc Nsengiyumva

Jean-Luc Nsengiyumva is researcher at the Sociologist’s Research Center of  the Université Saint-Louis in Brussels

Latifah Abdou

Latifah Abdou works as a researcher at Universitair Centrum voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

Hannah Vermaut

Hannah Vermaut is research coordinator at BIRMM  (Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  

Philsan Osman

Philsan Osman is MA student in African Languages & Cultures at Ghent University

Karel Arnaut

Karel Arnaut is associate professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at KULeuven

Sandrine Detandt

Sandrine Detandt is professor in clinical psychology and sexualities at the Faculty of Psychology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is also director of the Observatoire du sida et des sexualités at ULB.

Duha Ceylan

Duha Ceylan (she/her) is a PhD researcher in the Interface Demography research group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Ishimwe Marie-Aimée Ntawukulityayo

Ishimwe Marie-Aimée Ntawukulityayo is an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program manager in the education sector

Scientific committee members

Academic Members

Country Name Function Affiliation
BELGIUM Nadia Fadil Associate professor anthropology KU Leuven
THE NETHERLANDS Gloria Wekker Prof. Em. Anthropology Utrecht University
THE NETHERLANDS Antonio Carmona Bàez author/researcher/chancellor St Maarten University
UNITED KINGDOM Akwugo Emejulu Professor of sociology University of Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM Kehinde Andrews Professor of Black Studies Birmingham City University
SWEDEN Michael McEachrane Researcher Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights
FINLAND Faith Mkwesha Researcher University of Helsinki
UNITED STATES SA Smythe Professor in African-American Studies University of California
FRANCE Sarah Fila-Bakabadio Associate professor Amerian Studies Université de Clergy-Pontoise
GERMANY Natasha A. Kelly Independent academic, author, artist and activist HumboldtUniversity Berlin
PORTUGAL Cristina Roldao Professor of sociology Lisbon University
ITALY Alessandra Di Maio Professor of English and African Studies University of Palermo
FINLAND Anna Rastas​ Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Social Anthropology. Representative Afroeuropeans Network​ Tampere University
BELGIUM Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka Researcher Université de Mons
BELGIUM Elisabeth Bekers Professor postcolonial Literature Vrije Universiteit Brussel
GERMANY Mark Stein Professor of English, postcolonial and media studies. Representative Afroeuropeans Network Westfälishce Wilhelms-Universität Münster
BELGIUM Sophie Withaeckx Assistant Professor in Philosophy University of Maastricht

Non-academic members

Country Name Function Affiliation
Belgium Nadia Nsayi Journalist, activist, researcher Africa Museum
Belgium Mathieu Charles Artist, activist
Belgium Mohamed Barrie Student, activist Black History Month Belgium
The Netherlands Quincy Gario Artist, activist
The Netherlands Olave Nduwanje Activist, writer, journalist
Belgium Gia Abrassart Journalist, activist Café Congo
Belgium Wetsi Anne Mpoma Artist Wetsi Art Gallery


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