About Us

We are a team of researchers working on migration and conjugal mixedness in Europe-Asia social spaces at the Laboratory of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds (LAMC) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

The team’s research topics give specific attention on the situation of Belgian-Asian couples by delving deeper into the phenomenon of “super-diversity” and “contextual mobility”. The experiences of these less “visible” couples bring interesting insights into the dynamics and evolution of present-day societies as well as the changing meanings of intimacy and the family.

Research Funding Sources

This project is funded by the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) and ARC Consolidation (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles):

Situated mixedness in a “super-diverse” context: the case of Belgian-Asian couples in Belgium
FNRS PDR/OL T.0094.20
Contextual mobility in Europe-Southeast Asia social spaces: Belgian-Vietnamese and Belgian-Laotian couples in focus – ARC Program

Other funding sources:

  • FNRS installation grant (crédit de fonctionnement) (2017-2020) for Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
  • MSH (Maison des Sciences Humaines – ULB) Seed Grant (2017-2018) for Aaron Raphael Ponce
  • FNRS Doctoral Research Fellowship (ASP – Aspirant) (2020-2024) for Angelie Marilla
  • Waseda Brussels Office Research allowance (2021-2025) for Mari Kawase
  • MSH (Maison des Sciences Humaines – ULB) Seed Grant (2022-2023) for Cai Chen

Institutional Support

Université libre de Bruxelles
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Laboratory of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds (LAMC)
Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS
Centre for East Asian Studies (EASt)
Structure de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le genre, l’égalité et la sexualité (STRIGES)