Research group

Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS)


  • Lore Van Praag is the head of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Antwerp. She obtained a Master and PhD in Sociology at Ghent University. Her research expertise focuses on environmental migration in Morocco, migrant integration in European countries, interethnic relations in schools, processes of tracking/streaming, discrimination, educational achievement, early school leaving, educational policies, primary and secondary education, grounded theory and ethnography. She taught the courses ‘Introduction in Sociology’ (Bachelor course) and ‘Sociology of Education’ (Master course) (Ghent University, 2014) and is now currently teaching ‘Introduction in Anthropology’, ‘Interdisciplinary perspectives on migration and integration’ (bachelor courses, University of Antwerp, 2018- ongoing) and the summer school 'Europe: migration and diversity'. She has gained a lot of research expertise in coordinating research projects, such as the Validiv project on multilingualism in primary schools in Flanders (SBO project) and the RESL.Eu on Early School Leavers in Europe (FP7). She is part of the BELSPO funded MIGRADAPT project on migration aspirations and climate change in Morocco, the H2020 MICADO project on newcomer integration across Europe, the H2020 PERCEPTIONS project on the impact of novel technologies, social media, and perceptions in countries abroad on migration flows and the security of the EU. Within these projects, her research expertise is mainly in the coordination of mixed methods or qualitative research methods of these projects, the conducting of literature reviews, policy overviews and fieldwork as well as the dissemination of the results. She published international and national articles in peer-reviewed journals and books.


You can find here all of the projects that are recorded in the research database of UAntwerp under the name of the academic staff member that acts as a promoter, copromoter or grant holder (a.o. FWO). It concerns only those research projects and mandates that were acquired after an external or internal competition.