Team CRESC

dr. Anne Bergmans 

​Research cluster: Science and Society; Urban and Environmental studies
Research topics: Environmental sociology; Sociology of safety and risk; Science and technology studies; Risk governance; Societal resilience; Sustainability; Radioactive waste management; Emergency planning 


Didier Boost
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
​Research topics: Social Work; Realist Evaluation; Cricital Realism; Evidence-based practice; Organizational Integration​

​Johan Boxstaens
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
​Research topics: Social work; Criminal justice; Community supervision; Theory of social work; Social work methods​

​Björn Carré
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies; Science and society
​Research topics: Civil society; Marketization; Advocacy; Nonprofit-business; Hybridity; Social Work​

​Jill Coene
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
​​Research topics: Poverty; Social Policy; Energy Poverty​

Dries Coertjens
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​Research topics: Environment; Risk Perception; Risk Communication; Participation; Environmental governance​

​dr. Pieter Cools
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Social Work and welfare studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Need politics; Social innovation; Participation; Welfare reform; Organizational hybridity​


​dr. Ann Crabbé
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Environmental policy sciences; Policy arrangements; Policy evaluation; Multi-actor governance; Water policy; Participation; Knowledge arrangements​

​Anke De Malsche
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Clemens de Olde
Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​Research topics: Urban sociology; Sociology of space; Spatial planning; Spatial governance; Planning culture; Cities

 


Jan Depauw

Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
Reserach topics: Social Work, Impact Evaluation, Empowerment & Cooperative Knowledge Production

​Joaquin de Santos
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Urban policy; Critical discourse analysis; Comparative approach; Economic policy; Social policy​

Silke de Troyer
Research cluster: Social Work and welfare studies
Research topics: Social Work; Solidarity; Religion; Welfare State Institutions; Faith-based organisations; Welfare State; Inequality

 


​Els De Waele
​Research cluster: Social Work and welfare studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Social policy; Local governance; Civil society; Community development; Participation​

​Lise Dheedene
Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Social work and welfare studies
​Research topics: Solidarity; Diversity; Sociology of religion; Faith-based organisations; Urban environment

 


​Elien Diels
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Integration policy; Diversity and migration; Refugee reception; Collaborative governance; Civil society​

​Dries Dingenen
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Social work; Poverty; Stakeholder and citizen participation; Action research​

​Ariadne Driezen
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Social identity studies; Symbolic boundary work; Education and youth; Cultural sociology; Sociology of religion; Diversity​​

​Benoït El-Achkar
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and Society
​​Research topics: Environmental sociology; Science and Technology Studies; Sustainability transitions; Urban Sociology; Public sociology; Political ecology​

​Sara Elloukmani
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
​​Research topics: Poverty; Diversity; Labour market; Social Work; Migrants​

​Robbe Geerts
​Research cluster:  Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Environmental sociology; Social class; Sustainability; Risk perception; Sociology of science and knowledge; Water consumption and production​

​Dirk Holemans
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Commons; Political Economy; Political and Social Sciences; Political Ecology; Transition theory​

​Imane Kostet
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Identity studies; Diversity; Educational inequality; Culture and stratification; Sociology of childhood; Cultural sociology​

​Thomas Kuyper
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Urban sociology; Urban agriculture; Stakeholders and citizen participation; Environmental governance; Landscape and urban planning; Political ecology​

​Fatima Laoukili
​Research cluster: Urban and Evironmental Studies; Social work and welfare studies
​​Research topics: Urban sociology; Diversity; Migrants; Civil Society; Social work; Social changes​

​Prof. dr. Ilse Loots
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Environmental policy sciences; Interdisciplinary environmental sciences; Risk Communication and governance; Knowledge arrangements; Environmental health; Science-policy interface; Stakeholder mapping​

Sarah Maes

Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
Research topics: Social Work; Faith-based organisations; Solidarity; Religion; Welfare State Institutions

​Prof. dr. Pieter Maeseele (geassocieerd lid)
​Research cluster: Science and society
​​Research topics: Media Sociology; Democratic theory; Journalism; Science and Environmental communication; Discourse analysis​

​Elien Mathys
​Research cluster: Social Work and welfare studies
​​Research topics: Social change theory of social work; Social Work; Social Policy; Social Justice; Social Rights​

​Marjan Moris
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Bert Morrens
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies, Social Work and welfare studies
​​Research topics: Environmental health; Social inequality; Participation; Risk communication; Environmental justice​

​Gaëlle Mortier
​Research cluster: Urban and Enviromental Studies; Social work and welfare studies
​Research topics: Solidarity in diversity; Integration policy; Active citizenship; Local governance; Migration; Volunteer work​

​Prof. dr. Peter Raeymaeckers
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
​Research topics: Social work; Governance; Public-nonprofit collaborations; evaluation studies​

​Arne Saeys
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Diversity; Urban sociology; Migration; Integration; Refugees; Cultural Studies; Media Studies; Psychology​

​Prof. dr. Mieke Schrooten
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies
​Research topics: (trans)migration, informal social work practices, transnational social work, hidden homelessness​

​Michiel Van Dam
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Solidarity; Diversity; Intellectual history of sociology; Economic theology; Sociology of religion​

​dr. Sylvie Van Dam
​Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies; Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Poverty; Diversity; Social work; Capabilities; Migrant organizations; Networks; Urban sociology​

​Joni Van Damme
​Research cluster:  Social Work and welfare studies
​Research topics: Social Work; Solidarity; Sociology of religion; Faith-based organisations​

​Ewoud Vandepitte
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and society
​​Research topics: Environmental justice; Climate change; Public sociology; Social movements; Ethnography; Symbolic interactionism; Sociology of knowledge; Sociology of emotions​

​Prof. dr. Frédéric Vandermoere
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Science and society
​Research topics: Environmental sociology; Sustainability transitions; Science and technology studies; Public sociology; Risk and uncertainty; Sustainable consumption; Environmental activism​

​Bregje Van Deun
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies
​​Research topics: Cultural Sociology; Sociological Theory​

​dr. Robin Vandevoordt
​Research cluster: Urban and Environmental Studies; Social work and welfare studies
​​Research topics: Cultural sociology; Sociological theory; Citizenship studies; Refugee Studies; Migration studies; Political sociology; Social work​

​Prof. dr. Gert Verschraegen
​Research cluster: Science and Society; Urban and Environmental studies
​Research topics: Cultural Sociology; Sociological Theory; Diversity and migration; Sociology of science and knowledge​

Peter Vervoort
Research cluster: Urban and Environmental studies
Research topics: Interdisciplinary environmental sciences; Health and wellbeing; Urban green space; Socio-spatial studies; Spatial planning

Vrijwillig medewerkers

Luc Rombout

Elias Storms

​Em. prof. dr. Jan Vranken
Research cluster: Social work and welfare studies; Science and Society; Urban and Environmental Studies
Reserach topics: Poverty & exclusion; Social stratification; Welfare State; Urban Sociology; Diversity; Migration; Sociological Theory