Members’ Activities

Upcoming Events

12-14 December 2024 – “Boundary Dissolution? The (Un)Making of Individual Boundaries in Sino-Congolese Couples Residing in Congo (DRC)” by Cai Chen at the African Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting (2024) “Global Africa”, Chicago, IL (USA)

17 June 2024 – “Trois espaces-temps de la migration des étudiants gays chinois vers la France” by Cai Chen at the event for the public audience “Asiatiques queers en France : entre désirs et désenchantements”, MAF, Paris (France)

31 May 2024 – “Routes migratoires et devenir des femmes philippines en Belgique et aux Pays-Bas” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the présentation de l’ouvrage collecif « Migrant(e)s d’Asie, migrant(e)s en Asie : Circulations et trajectoires migratoiresplurielles », Aix-Marseille Université, Aix en Provence (France)

Past Events

25-26 March 2024 – “Des mythes à la réalité des familles franco-japonaises en France : Construction, reconstruction et transnationalisation des rapports sociaux chez les épouses migrantes japonaises” by Yoko Iwashita at the Journées d’études “La question migratoire dans les sociétés post-industrielles : regards croisé sur l’eurorégion Nord-Transmanche”, Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, Lille (France)

19 March 2024 – “Lifestyle migration or option of exit?: recent tendencies of Japanese outmigration to Europe” by Miyako Hayakawa at the EASt Seminar Series (2024), Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

13 February 2024 – “Exploring East and South-East Asian migrations in Belgium from privileged and existential perspectives” by Laure Sizaire at the EASt Seminar Series (2024), Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

29-30 January 2024 – AspirE Webinar “Aspiring (re-)migrants’ behaviour in mobility policies” with the participation of BelMix members Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, Lucas Monteil, and Miyako Hayakawa, University of Milan (Italy) and Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).

24 January 2024 – Discussion of the presentation of Olga Cojocaru (AspirE researcher based at ISCTE) “‘Permanently temporary’ away: temporal implications of transnational family life” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the Online Seminar “Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Families”, ISCTE (Portugal)

27 November – 9 December 2023 – IRASEC doctoral winter school “Transnational Migration in Southeast Asia (TRIMSEA): Spatial Mobilities in a Regional Perspective” in Bangkok (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), co-organized by Herbary Cheung, The Research Institute of Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC)

08 December 2023“China-Africa intimate encounters: Unpacking how Chinese-Congolese couples navigate ethnoracial boundaries in the postcolonial DR Congo” by Cai Chen at the 3rd Congo Research Network (CRN) PhD Days, Africamuseum, Tervuren (Belgium)

08 December 2023 BelMix Roundtable Discussion “Domestic violence in ‘mixed’ couples involving Asians” by the BelMix research team, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

27 November 2023 – Master MITRA-EASt Collaborative Hybrid Workshop: “Hands-on training in quantitative and qualitative data analyses for graduate students” co-organized by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, with the contributions by Sonya Imin, (Philixte/LTC/EASt), Laure Sizaire, and Lucas Monteil, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

17 November 2023 – “China-Africa-Europe onward migration from an aspirations-capabilities framework: The circulation of French-speaking Chinese migrants among Francophone countries” by Cai Chen at the 6th CERPE Workshop “In an Era of Uncertainties and New Opportunities – Chinese Migrations in Europe”, Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte), Lisbon (Portugal)

17 November 2023 – “Migrating to an Ideal Country? Democratization of Japanese Migration to France” by Miyako Hayakawa at the 6th EU-Japan Young Scholars Workshop in Alsace “Transnational Change in Contemporary Japan”, Centre Européen d’Etudes Japonaises d’Alsace (France)

03 November 2023 – “Unequal power dynamics as a cause of marital breakdown? Divorce stories of Filipino migrant women in Belgium and the Netherlands” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the Ehwa Womens’ University in Seoul (South Korea)

13 October 2023 – “Nuancing minorities’ COVID-19 pandemic experiences: the case of (ir)regular Filipino migrants in Paris” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Kristine Busson at the EASt-JSPS Research Project’s Hybrid Workshop “COVID-19 pandemic experiences of Filipino migrant workers with common roots but different routes”, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

10 October 2023 – “Changing intersectional inequalities and marital breakdown: stories of Filipino migrant women in Belgium and the Netherlands” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the Öffentlicher Vortrag im Rahmen des Ethnologischen Seminars, Universität Luzern (Switzerland)

05 October 2023 – “Les dynamiques conjugales au sein des unions franco-japonaises” by Yoko Iwashita at the Journées d’études “Dynamiques migratoires franco-maghrébines et transitions matrimoniales contemporaines”, CLERSE(UMR 8019), Université de Lille (France)

03 October 2023 – “Revisiting ‘Marriage Migration’ through the Biographical Accounts of Two Chinese Women Who Are Married to Congolese Men and Living in the DR Congo” by Cai Chen at the EASt Young Scholar Seminar 2023, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

03 October 2023 – “Perpetuating prejudice or deconstructing differences? Examining experiences of sexual discrimination among gay Asian migrants in Belgium” by Aaron Raphael Ponce at the EASt Young Scholar Seminar 2023, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

28-29 September 2023 – Seminar “Gender and Marriage Migration in Asia and Europe: why do integration measures target women?” co-organised by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)

06 July 2023 – “Being gay, son, and Chinese: Understanding the multiple roles of Chinese gay students in France and their non-linear migration trajectories” by Cai Chen in the Panel “Migration and LGBTQI+ experiences – revisiting ‘sexual migration’”, 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference “Migration and Inequalities: In search of answers and solutions”, University of Warsaw (Poland)

06 July 2023 – Semi-plénières 2.4 “Dé-passer les frontières physiques et symboliques” de l’AFS (Association française de Sociologie) Congrès de Lyon (2023) “Intersections, circulations”, with the participation of Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon (France)

16 June 2023 – Symposium “New diversities of couples and families in (non-)migration contexts” with  Laure Sizaire, Herbary Cheung, Aaron Raphael Ponce, Bilisima Dito, and Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, 11th Conference of the European Society on Family Relations “Family Life – Troubling Family Relations and Practices”, Roskilde University (Denmark)

07-09 June 2023 – International conference “Philippine studies: Exchanges between Filipino and EU-based scholars” co-organized by Asuncion Frenoza-Flot and with the contribution of Aaron Raphael Ponce, University of Namur (Belgium)

25 May 2023 – “Mobilités et enjeux de santé sexuelle des jeunes migrants gays chinois en France : une étude exploratoire” by Cai Chen et the Journées d’étude “HSH nés à l’étranger”, Paris (France)

22 May 2023 – Book presentation “Tangled Mobilities: Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration (Berghahn, 2022)” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the Séminaires “Les livres de l’IS – Printemps 2023”, Institut de Sociologie, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

12 May 2023 – “Conjugalités transnationales et reconfiguration des positions de classe, de genre et de race” by Laure Sizaire at the séminaire de l’EHESS “Penser les classes au delà des nations”, EHESS, Paris (France)

10 May 2023 Herbary Cheung visited Bangladesh together with APSS Head for research collaboration and gave a talk on “Surviving and thinking in Academia: From HKPFS awardee to early career researcher” at the Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka (Bangladesh)

08 May 2023 – Roundtable “Dialogue with Research Funders & Managers” with Catherine Lourdes Dy at the GEM-DIAMOND Citizen Innovation Lab “Considering the Societal Impact of Social Sciences & Humanities Research: From Institutional Discourses To Prevailing Practices”, Institut d’études européennes de l’ULB (Belgium)

06 April 2023 – “Migration and sexual (re)socialization: The case of young Chinese gay migrant men in France” by Cai Chen at the Workshop “Chinese Migration to Europe and China’s Diaspora Governance”, French Research Institute on East Asia (IFRAE-INALCO, France)

20 March 2023 – “The gendered globalization of matrimonial market: Focus on French-Post-Soviet conjugalities” by Laure Sizaire, BelMix Seminar Series, ULB (Belgium)

13 March 2023 – “Parentalités et recompositions familiales: mise en perspective de recherches conduites en France et en situation transnationale” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Justine Vincent at the Séminaire “Familles, intimités, frontières”, Centre Max Weber and Institut Convergences Migrations (France)

09 March 2023 – Discussion by Herbary Cheung on the presentaion “Who should receive what and why?”: Citizens’ perceptions of deservingness and distributive justice in a multilayered welfare context” by Maria Theiss (University of Warsaw) at the APSS International Scholar Talk Series, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong).

07 March 2023 – Book launch “Tangled Mobilities: Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration (Berghahn, 2022)” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (with Gracia Liu-Farrer) at the Books Launch Event (spring 2023), Waseda University Brussels Office (Belgium)

06 March 2023 – “La Chine oppressive versus la France libérale ? : mobilités des étudiants homosexuels d’origine chinoise en France” by Cai Chen at the Séminaire “Sexualités et genre dans le monde sinophone”, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis (France)

16 February 2023 Discussion by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot on the communication “Influence of parenthood on ethnic identity: a qualitative study among parents of mixed ethnic background children in Estonia” presented by Gabriel Ceballos (Tartu University, Estonia) at the Seminário Diversidade Cultural em Famílias Contemporâneas, Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte), University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal)

11 February 2023 Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot chaired the Session 4 of the international conference “Urban Traumas and Healings: Re-constructing cities in Ukraine”, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

09 February 2023 – “Between the ‘virtual’ and the ‘real’: benefits and challenges of using WeChat to research Chinese queer sojourners in France” by Cai Chen at the international workshop “WeChat Ethnography: New Practices and Limits of an Emerging Research Method (session-2)”, University of Geneva (Switzerland)

03 February 2023 – “Negotiating sexuality and kinship: the multidirectional trajectories of Chinese gay students in France and their dilemma of “return” or “remain” by Cai Chen at the Seminar “Chinese Educational Mobilities in Europe and Beyond”, WG5 Chinese migration of CHERN Cost Action (online)

03 February 2023 – “Les impacts de la migration au sein des familles franco-japonaises : les conflits conjugaux comme enjeux de l’identité” by Yoko Iwashita at the Journée d’étude “Le domestique comme lieu de (re)production du politique. Espace domestique et violence”, Université de Lille (France)

22 December 2022 – Demi-journée d’étude “Émotions en movement: Repenser la mixité conjugale dans les espaces sociaux euro-asiatiques” by BelMix Research Team, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

  • Présentation du projet ARC “La mobilité contextuelle des couples belgo-asiatiques ici et là-bas” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
  • “Migration par le mariage : mobilité sociale et estime de soi des épouses laotiennes en Belgique” by Mimy Keomanichanh
  • “Pour une anthropologie de l’expérience amoureuse. Ethnographie contemporaine des vies affectives des étudiantes et artistes iraniennes en mobilité” by Fleurine Hermand

19 December 2022 – Book presentation “Tangled mobilities. Places, affects, and personhood across social Spheres in Asian migration” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gracia Liu-Farrer at the Books Launch Event, Waseda University Brussels Office (Belgium)

13 December 2022 – “Sexualité et mobilités : trajectoires des étudiants homosexuels d’origine chinoise en France” by Cai Chen at the Séminaire EHESS (2022-2023) “La Chine contemporaine et ses diasporas : l’apport des sciences sociales” (EHESS : École des hautes études en sciences sociales), Campus Condorcet (France)

12 December 2022 – “Tracing conjugal trajectories: marriage, migration and divorce of Filipino migrant women in Belgium and the Netherlands” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at “Nasa AFAM ba ang True Love?: An Educational Discussion on Transnational Marriages and Relationships”, Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines (The Philippines)

09 December 2022 – “Conditions du choix du conjoint(e) : Trajectoires conjugales des familles franco-japonaises en France” by Yoko Iwashita at the 7th Atelier doctoral des Études Japonaises (ADEJ), l’Université Paris Cité (France)

06 December 2023 – “Compensation, échanges et co-production de savoir : leçons de l’étude des migrants philippins travailleurs domestiques au temps de la pandémie” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at rencontre scientifique “La COVID-19 au prisme des SHS : regards croisés et mises en perspective”, organisé par la MESHS en partenariat avec le RnMSH, la Maison française d’Oxford, la MSH de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et la MSH Liège, Lille (France)

25 November 2022 – “Pursuing Respectability in Mobility: Marriage, Migration, and Divorce of Filipino Women in Belgium and the Netherlands” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at Boook Discussion “Understanding migration and mobilities through a lens of tangleness”, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

14 November 2022 – Presentation of the edited volume “Tangled Mobilities: Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration” (Berghahn, 2022) by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gracia Liu-Farrer, Sophia University (Japon)

12 November 2022 – ​​“Sexuality, Socialization and Inequalities on the Move: The Lived Experience of Young Chinese Gay Migrant Men in France and Belgium” by Cai Chen and Aaron Raphael Ponce at the ISSCO XI: 30th Anniversary Conference “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care” (ISSCO: International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas 世界海外华人研究学会), San Francisco (the United States)

11 November 2022 – “Le travail domestique comme (contre)don: un apercu de la dynamique conjugale chez les couples « mixtes »” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the journée d’étude “Les hiérarchies de la domesticité : frontières spatiales, frontières sociales”, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

10 November 2022Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot participated as discussant in the webinar “The Politics of Sanitization: Pandemic Crisis, Migration and Development in Asia-Pacific” organised by Scalabrini Migration Center (Philippines) and Hiroshima University (Japan)

31 May 2022 – Workshop “Situated mixedness: Understanding intimate diversity in contemporary Belgium” by BelMix Research Team, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

  • “Main socio-demographic characteristics of the population of Belgian-Asian couples in Belgium: Insights from public statistics data” by Lucas Monteil
  • “Points of convergence of Belgian-Asian couples: perspectives of social actors” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot
  • “Understanding Laotian-Belgian marriages: the influence of Belgium-Laos socio-national contexts and beyond” Mimy Keomanichanh
  • “Intimate mixedness in times of Covid-19: the effect of legal restrictions on mobility on transnational relationships in the Belgian context” by Jenthe Blockx
  • “Re-Working the Self, Negotiating with Others: Coping Mechanisms of Chinese Gay Migrants in the Context of Superdiverse Relationship Trajectories” by Aaron Raphael Ponce

27 May 2022 – Seminar EASt Series 3 “Intimités mixtes: le cas des Japonais en couple en Belgique et France” – “Migrations matrimoniales : cas de familles franco-japonaises en France” par Yoko Iwashita; “Entre idéal et réel : les couples belgo-japonais en Belgique” par Mari Kawase, organized by EASt, ULB (Belgium)

23 May 2022 – “Intimacy and marital diversity: Belgian-japanese couples in Belgium and Japan” by Mari Kawase at the event “My thesis in 180”, Waseda Brussels Office (Belgium).

17 January 2022 – “Sexuality and Mobility: the Trajectories of Gay Students from China to France and beyond” by Cai Chen at the IFRAE-UOS Joint Seminar on Migration and Gender, French Research Institute on East Asia (IFRAE, France) and University of Seoul (UOS, South Korea)

20 December 2021 – “Distanced closeness: a study on the possibilities and constraints of intimacy in transnational relationships during the Covid-19 pandemic” by Jenthe Blockx, University of Antwerp, seminar organized by BelMix, ULB (Belgium)

16 December 2021 – “« Ici et là-bas, on n’a pas la même vision d’amour »: le sentiment d’amour au sein des couples belgo-laotiens” par Mimy Keomanichanh, Séminaire de STRIGES, ULB (Belgium)

26 November 2021 – “Doing ethnography during the pandemic: virtual home visits in Belgian-Vietnamese households” by Angelie Marilla at the 15th Annual Conference on Asian Studies, Olomouc (Czech Republic)

18-19 November 2021 – “Rethinking the Gay Chinese Migrant: A Comparative Case Study of Sex(uality) as Motivation among Informants in Paris and Brussels” by Aaron Raphael Ponce and Cai Chen at the 4th CERPE Workshop in Paris “Chinese migrations in Europe: between continuity and renewal”, CNRS Campus-Villejuif, Île-de-France (France)

21 October 2021 – “Trajectoires de la question et de la cause homosexuelles en Chine contemporaine” par Lucas Monteil, Dans le cadre du cours “Culture et société du monde chinois” ULB (Belgium)

15 October 2021 – “Migration par le mariage : Parcours de femmes japonaises mariées à des hommes français” by Yoko Iwashita, Seminar of the Belgian Asian Couples Research Team, ULB (Belgium)

8 October 2021 – « Entre vulnérabilité et agency : les femmes migrantes philippines dans le système global de reproduction sociale » par Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot, Colloque inaugural à destination de la communauté scientifique : Vulnérabilité(s) : du cadre théorique aux enjeux pratiques, Université catholique de Lyon (France)

29-30 September – 1 October 2021 – Colloque « Sexualité et classes sociales. Décloisonnement thématique, enjeux méthodologiques » Conference on: Sexuality and social classes: Thematic opening, methodological issues), co-organized by Lucas Monteil, Lyon (France)

30-31 August 2021Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot co-organized and co-chaired the panel on “Superdiversity and migration policies in Europe” at the EPCR (European Consortium for Political Research) Conference. She also presented her paper “Confronting the challenges of intersecting socio-legal regimes: contextual mobility of Belgian migrant men in Thailand.”

6 July 2021 – “Moving objects: migration, gender and materiality in the domestic space of mixed couples” by Angelie Marilla in the panel: Gender, Sexuality and Migration (The Migration Conference 2021), Ming-Ai Institute, London (UK)

2 July 2021 – “Gender Gaps in Transnational Migration Studies: Recent Developments and Prospects”, Keynote Lecture of Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland​

30 June 2021 – “Visible Mixedness But Invisible Couples: Study on Intimacy and Stigma of Ethnic Minority Couples in Hong Kong” by Herbary Zhang, Seminar of the Belgian Asian Couples Research Team, ULB (Belgium)

22 June 2021 – “(Im)mobile people, (im)mobile things: Mixed couples’ experience with restriction rules and circulation of objects during the pandemic” by Angelie Marilla at the Workshop on Cross-border Families under Covid-19, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

3 June 2021 – “Sexuality and Mobility: The Trajectories of Gay Students from China to France and beyond” by Cai Chen at the Webinar Mitra “Crossing perspectives on transnational migrations: an interdisciplinary approach”, Université de Lille (France)

2 June 2021 – “Sociography of Belgian-Asian couples in Belgium and its evolution: Preliminary observations and questions for an ongoing collective research” by Lucas Monteil at East Asian Studies (EASt) Seminar, ULB

27 May 2021– “Becoming a national in Japan and Belgium: citizenship acquisition, ethnicity and identity negotiations” by Eline Delmarcelle, Seminar of the Belgian Asian Couples Research Team, ULB (Belgium)

19 May 2021 – Presentation of the Special Issue Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (2021) on “Asia-Europe intimate links: family migrants, binational couples and mixed-parentage children” edited by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Simeng Wang

6 May 2021 – International workshop on “Europe-Thailand transnational migration: intimacy, sexuality and gender” organized by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot with ULB (Belgium), UCLouvain (Belgium) and Mahidol University (Thailand)

29 April 2021 – “Migration et normes religieuses en mutation : les migrants catholiques philippins à Paris” by Catherine Lourdes Dy and Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot at the conference “Migrants catholiques dans une société plurielle : ancrage religieux et social”, Lyon Catholic University (France)

28 April 2021 – “I think I made the best choice: Lao women’s selection of a Belgian partner” by Mimy Keomanichanh at East Asian Studies (EASt) Seminar, ULB

2 April 2021 – “Reflections on marriage and intimate unions in migration context: sharing experience in doing research on Belgian-Chinese gay couples” by Aaron Raphael Ponce at the Seminar of Anthropology II (Module 1. “Intermarriages, ‘mixed’ families and migration”) class of Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot

25 March 2021 – “Repartnering or singlehood in Europe? Filipino divorced women experiencing intersecting differences” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot in the webinar “Post-divorce intimacy in contemporary Asia”, International Inequalities Institute, The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)

12 March 2021 – “Methodological approach to the study of conjugal mixedness: ethnography in the ‘virtual’ world; sharing experience in doing fieldwork among Belgian-Vietnamese couples” by Angelie Marilla at the Seminar of Anthropology II (Module 1. “Intermarriages, ‘mixed’ families and migration”) class of Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot

19 February 2021 – “Methodological approach to the study of conjugal mixedness: ethnography in the ‘real’ world; sharing experience in doing fieldwork among Belgian-Laotian couples” by Mimy Keomanichanh at the Seminar of Anthropology II (Module 1. “Intermarriages, ‘mixed’ families and migration”) class of Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot

5 February 2021 – “Using Virtual Ethnography amid Covid-19: Exploring Sexuality and Mobility in the Trajectories of Gay Students from China to France and beyond” by Cai Chen at the “Seminar of Master Students under the supervision of Prof. A. Fresnoza-Flot”, ULB

27 January 2021 – “Ethnography with objects: Thinking and interviewing with everyday objects in the homes of Vietnamese-Belgian couples” by Angelie Marilla at East Asian Studies (EASt) Seminar, ULB

10 December 2020 – “Mobilities and Life Trajectories of Gay Chinese-Belgian Couples: Sexuality, Ethno-Nationalism, and Class” by Aaron Raphael Ponce during the STRIGES Seminar, ULB

8 December 2020 – “Contextual mobility across socio-legal regimes: Belgian migrants confronting legal and health challenges in Thailand” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot during the Wine and Lunch Meeting (webinar) at the Centre for Migration Law/Institute for the Sociology of Law of Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)”

30 October 2020 – “Visual and material methods: Insights from doing research on home objects of mixed couples” by Angelie Marilla at the Research Methods in Anthropology class of Prof. Maite Maskens, ULB

1-2 July 2020 – “Gender and health in migration: Belgian men navigating social service structures in Thailand and in Belgium” by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot in the Panel “Transforming family relations and gender dynamics II” during the 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference (online)

7 February 2020 – “Home objects and routes: Mobility and materiality in the everyday life of Vietnamese women in mixed marriages” by Angelie Marilla during the Séminaire Anthropologie à Bruxelles-Brussels Anthropology (ABBA), LAMC-ULB

30 November 2019 – “Doing research on intimacy: Insights from doing research on Lao-Belgian couples” by Mimy Keomanichanh at the Research Methods in Anthropology class of Prof. Maite Maskens, ULB

28 November 2019 – Research presentations by Lucas Monteil, Aaron Raphael Ponce, Mimy Keomanichanh and Angelie Marilla at the Workshop on Conjugal Mixedness with discussants Dr. Vanessa Frangville of East Asia Research Centre (EASt-MSH, ULB), Dr. Nawal Bensaid of the Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality (GERME, ULB); and Pr. Iris Sportel of the Centre for Migration Law (CMR, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), LAMC-ULB

10-13 September 2019– Paper presentation by Aaron Raphael Ponce in the panel “Queer (In)visibility in Southeast Asia: Class, Politics, and Global Sexual Health” at the EuroSEAS Conference-European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

10-13 September 2019 – “Visualizing “home” here and there: Vietnamese-Belgian couples’ material and symbolic social performances in the domestic and public spaces” by Angelie Marilla at the EuroSEAS Conference-European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

3-4 June 2019 – Paper presentation by Angelie Marilla in the panel “Home and Kinship on the Move: Forms of relatedness in times of mobility” at the International Symposium HomING Displacement, suspension, projections and achievements in making home on the move, University of Trento (Italy). 

28 May 2019 – Research proposal presentations on Lao-Belgian couples and Vietnamese Belgian Couples by Mimy Keomanichanh and Angelie Marilla in the panel Migrations et cultures, (STRIGES) Journée Doctorale, MSH-ULB