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About Nola Cammu

Nola Cammu obtained an MA in Law at the University of Brussels in 2014, and an MA in Gender, Media and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2015. In 2016 she joined the University of Antwerp Law faculty to work on a PhD concerning the socio-legal construction of multi-parenthood in Flanders and the Netherlands. In her PhD project she takes an ethnographic, interdisciplinary stance by combining traditional legal methods with social sciences and gender studies methods. In addition, she is a member of A*, the interdisciplinary Antwerp Gender and Sexuality Studies Network of University of Antwerp. She was a visiting scholar at the Preventive Youth Care Group (Pedagogical Sciences Department) of the University of Amsterdam in 2018. In 2019 she conducted a research visit at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Canada.


Van der Schoot, T.; Tack, S. en Cammu, N. 2015. “Juridische aspecten van de basis-ggz in Nederland en in België”. In: (ed.) Rijnders,P. en Heene, E. 2015. Handboek KOP-model: Kortdurende psychologische interventies voor de basis-ggz. Uitgeverij Boom, Amsterdam, pp. 401-440.

Cammu, N. 2016. (Review) Daniel Monk and Nicola Barker (eds) : From civil partnership to same-sex marriage : interdisciplinary reflections. Sexualities - ISSN 1363-4607-20:5-6 (2017) p. 657-659.

Cammu, N. 2017. "How Should We Name the Parents? The Challenges of Plus-Two-Parent Families for Legal Kinship Terminology" International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family. ebx009,

Cammu, N. 2017. “Kind en ouders in de 21ste eeuw”: het rapport van de Nederlandse Staatscommissie Herijking Ouderschap. Tijdschrift voor Familierecht. Volume 2017 (2), p. 53- 57.

Cammu, N. 2018. "Naar een juridische verankering van meerouderschap en meeroudergezag? Een stand van zaken in België en Nederland." Pedagogiek 2018, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 257-270.

Cammu, N. 2019. "Legal ‘multi-parenthood’ in context: experiences of parents in light of the Dutch proposed family law reforms" Family & Law, July 2019.

Cammu, N. 2020. ‘Deviant’ or the consequence of social evolution? Discourses of intentional ‘multiple parenthood practices’ in the Dutch and the Flemish Press. DiGeSt: Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies, Vol. 7:2.

Cammu, N. 2020. Intent to Parent is What Makes a Parent? A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Intent in Multi-parenthood Recognition. Canadian Journal of Family Law


De Morgen, 31 Augustus 2018. "Meeroudergezinnen: Twee papa's, een mama en een zoon: Remko, Pim en Els zijn een meeroudergezin in België".

Invited Talks:

17-18 May 2018. Presentation at Halfway Workshop research Seminar: "Non-traditional Kinship and the Law: Socio-Legal Perspectives", Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy.

22 November 2017. “(Media) discourses surrounding multi-parenthood” at the 11th LGBTQ Forum: Research and Policy Network. University of Antwerp, Belgium.

17 May 2017. Panel speaker at the Cavaria conference ‘Towards a Bright LGBTI+ Future’. Presentation: ‘Welke Roze hoeksteen? Over non-conformerende samenlevingsvormen’. Centre for Fine Arts Bozar, Brussels, Belgium.

15 March 2016. PhD Proposal presentation at FAMCARE, Research Centre for Population, Family and Health in Social Science, Personal Rights and Property Rights (PR²) in Law, and Primary and Interdisciplinary Care (ELIZA) in Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Paper presentations

2 May 2019: PhD presentation at the 23rd UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference: “Innovation in Law & Policy”, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada.

27 May 2018. ‘Deviant’ or the result of social evolution? A discourse analysis of news articles on plus-two-parent families in the Low Countries’. Paper presented at The international conference 'The Political in the Personal: Families and Sexualities in Times of Social Change in Europe’, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

27-29 March 2018. “The role of emotion in written media press surrounding plus-two-parent practices” presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Annual Conference 2018, Panel “Law and emotion”. University of Bristol Law School, UK.

22 July 2016. Paper: “Addressing multi-parenthood in legal kinship terminology: a matter of finding the right words?” presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

17 May 2016. Interactive participation and presentation of research in Masterclass 'Co-Production of genetic relatedness in the human reproduction technologies", at the conference "Moralities and the Intimate Life", organized by the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender. University of Ghent, Belgium.

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