Lena Imeraj

Postdoctoral coordinator and researcher

Senior researchers Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research Interface Demography (ID) Housing Migration & Diversity
  • Current position Postdoctoral coordinator and researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences
    Geography Department - Cosmopolis - Brussels Centre for Urban Studies
    Room 4.70 - Pleinlaan 2 BE-1050 Brussels

    Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Solvay Business School
    Department of Sociology - Interface Demography
    Room 2.17 - Pleinlaan 5 BE-1050 Brussels
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Lena Imeraj holds a BSc in Education in Mathematics/Geography and a MSc and PhD in Social Sciences. She is the postdoctoral research coordinator of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies, and a researcher of the Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research [Geography Department] and Interface Demography [Department of Sociology] at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research interests are residential segregation and urban geographies, in relation to ethnicity/ethnic diversity, migration/mobility and socioeconomic inequalities. She is specialised in quantitative methologies and advanced statistical methods. She is/was involved in several international and interdisciplinary projects, such as ResSegr (JPI Urban Europe), Cities and Newcomers (VUB Interdisciplinary Research Programme), Bruxodus (INNOVIRIS), BRUTUS (VUB-Foundation) and AirBRU (INNOVIRIS). 

Key publications

L. Imeraj, D. Willaert, N. Finney & S. Gadeyne (2018). Cities’ attraction and retention of graduates: a more-than-economic approach. Regional StudiesThemed issue ‘Connecting cities, revitalising regions’, 52(8), 1086-1097. [https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2017.1362499]

L. Imeraj, D. Willaert, H.A.G. de Valk (2018). A comparative approach towards ethnic segregation patterns in Belgian cities using individualized scalable neighborhoods. Urban Geography39(8), 1221-1246. [https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2018.1446584]