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Ghent University (UGent)
Lanuages and Cultures

 Contact details
Contact personDr Chia Longman
Associate Professor 
StreetUGent, Dept. Languages and Cultures, Rozier 44 
Address 9000 - Ghent (Belgium) 
EmailShow Email
Social Media003292644180
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Religion Studies
» Other humanities
» Anthropology
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Sociology
» Other social sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
anthropology and gender studies of religion, ethnicity, multiculturalism, kinship and citizenship in Europe

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Associate Professor in Gender Studies
Director of CICI, Centre for Intercultural Communication & Interaction
Co-Director UGent Centre for Gender Studies

Visiting scholar:
Womens Studies in Religion Programme, Harvard University (2002)
Gender & Religions Research Centre, School for Oriental & African Studies, University of London (2006)
Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp (2009)
Visiting professor:
Universität Göttingen (2014)
University of Hull (2014)


anthropology of gender & ethnicity; gender and religion; feminist theory; intersectional theory and
methodology; women and fundamentalism; social scientific study of Orthodox Jewry; diaspora & religion;
multiculturalism and citizenship in Europe; theory and methodology in religious studies; interreligious
interaction; kinship & mothering; harmful cultural practices; Islam, veiling & hijab; holistic & secular

Research Networks

‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the study of religion and gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer
Perspectives’: http://projectreligionandgender.org/
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Participation and citizenship in Europe

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleProfane citizenship in Europe - Testing democratic ownership in hybrid situations
Specific ThemeDemocratic ownership and participation
Project websitehttp://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/projects/426_en.html
CoordinatorCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique Laboratoire Mondes et Dynamiques des Sociétés - Modys -Umr5264 FR - Villeurbanne Marc DERYCKE

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
‘Interdisciplinary Innovations in the study of religion and gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives’:

Various other national and international networks and projects: see website or contact me for a list

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