Martin Rosenfeld

Professor of Urban Sociology

  • Current position Professor of Urban Sociology
  • Contact Université libre de Bruxelles
    Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (Department of Social Science)
    Campus du Solbosch – CP 124
    Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles
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Trained as an anthropologist, Martin Rosenfeld’s main topics are urban anthropology, migration studies and economic anthropology. His research focuses on transnational trade networks of second-hand goods, mainly between Europe and West-Africa. Following second-hand cars, clothes and e-waste across borders reveals a lot regarding diaspora, ethnic networks, transborder trade, or the link between formal and informal economy. All those topics belong to what can be called a “globalisation from below”.

Key publications

ROSENFELD M., & VAN CRIEKINGEN M., (2016) Gentrification vs. place marchande. Présent et devenir d’une centralité commerciale euro-africaine d’exportation de véhicules d’occasion. Uzance, 5.

ROSENFELD M., (2013) Entrepreneurs transnationaux et commerce d’exportation de véhicules d’occasion : la filière Bruxelles – Cotonou, Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, 29 (2), pp. 57-76.

ROSENFELD M., (2013) Implantation spatiale du commerce euro-africain d’exportation de véhicules d’occasion à Bruxelles, Annales de la recherche urbaine, 108, pp. 108-115.

ROSENFELD M., (2012) Mobility and social capital among Lebanese and Beninese entrepreneurs engaged in transnational trade, International Review of Sociology, 22 (11), pp. 211-228.