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Université catholique de Louvain

 Contact details
Contact personMs Florence Vandendorpe 
Streetrue Rouen-Bovie, 19 
Address 1210 - Brussels (Belgium) 
Phone32 2 325 85 96 
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Web: http://uclouvain.academia.edu/FlorenceVandendorpe/Papers
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Anthropology
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Sociology

 Brief description of your activity focus
Sociologist, with a PhD in psychology, specialized in psychoanalytic anthropology: analysis of cultural traditions and mental health

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
- Senior researcher (> 8 years): previous research projects were related to racism & cultural identities, religious beliefs & funeral practices, child protection, healing narratives and healing practices based on symbols. All research projects adopted a multidisciplinary approach (sociology, anthropology, psychoanalysis);
- Specialized in qualitative research;
- Teaching experience in qualitative methodologies, family and sexuality studies, sociology;
- Experience in the social & humanitarian fields: I provided methodological guidance to communication projects in HIV/AIDS prevention. This included short-term (2-12 weeks) missions in Burundi, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger);
- Author of a documentary film on refugees resettlement (Welcome to Paradise, Brussels-Kenya, 2009, with Manuel Poutte).
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Previous research experiences:
- at CADIS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1996)
- at Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve (1996-99, 2003-11)
- at University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008-09)


a) Monograph as Editor
HEENEN-WOLFF, S. and VANDENDORPE, F. (eds.) Différences des sexes et vies sexuelles d’aujourd’hui. Louvain-La-Neuve : Academia Bruylant, 2010, 257 p.

b) Articles or Chapters of a Book
- VANDENDORPE, F. (to be published) La Descente aux Enfers d’Inanna. Mythe d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. In A. MEURANT (Ed.) Figures et Formes des Imaginaires Antiques. Lille : Université de Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, Collection Ateliers.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2009a) Paroles du mythe, entre passé et présent. In N. BURNAY & A. KLEIN (Eds.) Figures contemporaines de la transmission (pp. 183-200). Namur : Presses Universitaires de Namur.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2009b) Ces différences censées nous séparer. In P. COLLART & R. STEICHEN (Eds.) Rencontres avec les différences. Sexualité, interdisciplinarité, pluriethnicité (pp. 47-73). Louvain-La-Neuve : Academia Bruylant.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2009c) Sur les traces de l’Autre. In P. COLLART & R. STEICHEN (Eds.) Rencontres avec les différences. Sexualité, interdisciplinarité, pluriethnicité (pp. 241-254). Louvain-La-Neuve : Academia Bruylant.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2003) Practices Surrounding the Dead in French-speaking Belgium: Rituals in Kitlike Form. In C. F. BRYANT, C. K. EDGLEY, M. R. LEMING, D. L. PECK & K. L. SANDSTROM (Eds.). The Handbook of Death and Dying (pp. 619-630). Sage Publications.

c) Articles in a Refereed Journal
- VANDENDORPE, F. (to be published) Quand la parole se fait symbole, Art et thérapie.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2011a) When Myth Shows What the Mind Does no Reach, Storytelling, Self, Society, 7: 90-109, 2011.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2009d) Lorsqu’il s’agit de se taire. Réflexions sur l’écriture en compagnie de Maurice Blanchot. @nalyses, Articles courants, XXe siècle. http://www.revue-analyses.org/document.php?id=1322
- VANDENDORPE, F. (2000) Funerals in Belgium: the hidden complexity of contemporary practices. Mortality, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 18-33.
- HIERNAUX, J.P., VANDENDORPE, F. et al., (2000) Deux générations face à la mort, acteurs de recompositions symboliques contemporaines. Recherches sociologiques, No.1, pp. 111-122.
- VANDENDORPE, F. (1999) Un cadre plus normatif quil ny paraît : les pratiques funéraires. Hermès, No 25, pp. 199-205.

d) Articles in National Journals and Books
- VANDENDORPE, F. et MAHAMAN M. (2005) Changer de comportement : un processus par étapes ». In SongES (Eds.). Agir sur les comportements face au VIH/SIDA. Le processus de changement de comportement (pp. 13-38). Niamey : Democratie 2000.
- VANDENDORPE, F. et MAHAMAN M. (2005) Le suivi des activités IEC. In SongES (Eds.). Agir sur les comportements face au VIH/SIDA. Le processus de changement de comportement (pp. 43-67). Niamey : Democratie 2000.
HARIGA, F, MONHEIM, M., VANDENDORPE, F., VAN HUYCK, C., VEGAIRGINSKI, C. & WERBROUCK, D. (2002) Usages problématiques de drogues de synthèse en région bruxelloise. Enquête exploratoire. Bruxelles : Modus Vivendi.

e) Translations
- Méthodes de recherche en sciences humaines, Russel A. Jones. Translation of the American version by Nathalie Burnay e.a., with the collaboration of Florence Vandendorpe. Bruxelles : De Boeck Université, 2000, 336 p.

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