- Current position Postdoctoral Researcher
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
Department of Geography
Building F - Room 4.53
- Phone +32 (0)2 629 35 10
- Website www.cosmopolis.be
Nick Schuermans is a postdoctoral researcher and teaching associate at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the day-to-day coordinator of the interdisciplinary research program on Cities and Newcomers and a lecturer in the Erasmus Mundus MSc 4CITIES and the Msc Geography master’s degree programs. His current research builds upon his interest in the geographies of encounter and solidarity, and focuses on the role of diverse groups of professionals in the accommodation of newcomers in the city of Brussels.
Geography of Globalisation (MSc Geography)
European Urban Studies (MSc 4Cities)
Research Seminar (MSc Geography)
2004-2011: PhD in Geography, KU Leuven, Belgium
2002-2004: MSc in Geography, KU Leuven, Belgium
2000-2002: BSc in Geography, KU Leuven, Belgium
2013-2016 Postdoctoral researcher (50%) at OASeS, Department of Sociology, University of Antwerp (Belgium)
2013-2014: Postdoctoral researcher (50%) at the Division of Geography, KU Leuven, Belgium
2012-2014: Lecturer in Critical Urban Theory (15%), Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels, KU Leuven, Belgium
2012: Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussel, KU Leuven, Belgium
2011: Postdoctoral researcher, Laboratory for Education and Society, KU Leuven, Belgium
Oosterlynck, S., Schuermans, N., Loopmans, N. (eds.) (2017) Place, diversity and solidarity. London: Routledge.
Schuermans, N. (2017). White, middle class South Africans moving through Cape Town: mobile encounters with strangers, Social & Cultural Geography, 18(1), 34-52.
Schuermans, N. (2016) Enclave urbanism as telescopic urbanism? Encounters of middle class whites in Cape Town, Cities, 59, 183-192.
Schuermans, N., Meeus, B., De Decker, P. (2015) Geographies of whiteness and wealth: White, middle class discourses on segregation and social mix in Flanders, Belgium, Journal of Urban Affairs 37 (4): 478-495.
Schuermans, N., Meeus, B., De Maesschalck, F. (2010) Is there a world beyond the Web of Science? Publication practices outside the heartland of academic geography, Area 24(4): 417-424.