Laura Westerveen

Dr. Laura Westerveen

Postdoctoral Researcher Migration, Diversity & Justice

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Laura Westerveen is a postdoctoral researcher in the IES Migration, Diversity and Justice cluster and a parttime lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. Laura is also affiliated to the Department of Political Science of the VUB and a member of the RHEA Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality as well as the Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM) at the VUB.

Her PhD thesis entitled Ethno-racial (In)equality in Belgium and Germany: Understanding Policy Frames explored how European countries respond to persisting inequalities faced by migrants and minorities by studying policy frames in Belgian and German education and employment policy.

Laura obtained a M.A. with honors in International Relations (specialization: Global Governance) from the University of Groningen, and holds a B.A. with honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Political History and International Relations from Utrecht University.

She previously worked as an intern at the Dutch Consulate-General in Antwerp and as a research intern at the IES, in which she collaborated on a research project commissioned by the King Baudouin Foundation on the social and economic inclusion, religious practices, values and identities of Turkish and Moroccan Belgians.

Profile and Publications

 


Chapters

  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & THYS, Rebecca. 2016. De Integratie van Personen met een Migratieachtergrond op de Belgische Arbeidsmarkt. In: PANNECOUCKE, Isabelle, LAHAYE, Willy, VRANKEN, Jan & VAN ROSSEM, Ronan (eds.). Armoede in België: Jaarboek 2016. Gent: Academia Press, p. 271-295.
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & THYS, Rebecca. 2016. L’Intégration des Personnes issues de L’Immigration sur le Marché du Travail en Belgique. In: PANNECOUCKE, Isabelle, LAHAYE, Willy, VRANKEN, Jan & VAN ROSSEM, Ronan (eds.). Pauvreté en Belgique: Annuaire 2016. Gand: Academia Press, p. 271-295.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • ROOS, Christof & WESTERVEEN, Laura. 2020. The conditionality of EU freedom of movement: normative change in the discourse of EU institutions, Journal of European Social Policy, Vol 30, n 1, p. 63-78. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & ADAM, Ilke. 2019. Monitoring the impact of doing nothing: New trends in immigrant integration policy, Ethnicities, Vol 19, n 1, p. 20-43. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura. 2017. The Liberal Cosmopolitan Ideal for Europe: Liberal Cosmopolitan (and other) Justifications for EU Freedom of Movement, Jan Masaryk Review of International Studies, Vol 1, n 1, p. 40-57.

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • MANCHENKO, Maryna & WESTERVEEN, Laura. 2019. (In)visible Generations: From Integration to Equality, IES Policy Brief, Issue 2019/2, January 2019 Link
  • VELOSO LEÃO, Augusto, WESTERVEEN, Laura & ADAM, Ilke. 2017. The First Year of Implementation of the EU Action Plan on Integration: An Evaluation of European Policy Coordination on Migrant Integration, IES Policy Brief, Issue 2017/2, July 2017. Link
  • ADAM, Ilke, BERG, Jana, TRAUNER, Florian, TULEY, Marie & WESTERVEEN, Laura. 2016. The UK in Justice and Home Affairs: The Engaged Outsider. IES Policy Brief, Issue 2016/6, April 2016. Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • ADAM, Ilke, WESTERVEEN, Laura & XHARDEZ, Cathérine. 2018. Integrationspolitik in Belgien, Analysen & Argumente PERSPEKTIVEN DER INTEGRATIONSPOLITIK, Ausgabe 295, März 2018, Berlin: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & ADAM, Ilke. 2015. Het gender-effect, diplomaverwerving en arbeidsparticipatie van vrouwen met een Marokkaanse of Turkse migratieachtergrond. In: TORREKENS, Corinne & ADAM, Ilke (eds.). Marokkaanse en Turkse Belgen: een (zelf)portret van onze medeburgers. Brussel: Koning Boudewijnstichting, p. 131-152. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & ADAM, Ilke. 2015. L'effet de genre, niveau d'étude et participation au marché d'emploi des femmes d'origine marocaine et turque. In: TORREKENS, Corinne & ADAM, Ilke (eds.). Belgo-Marocains, Belgo-Turcs: (auto)portrait de nos concitoyens. Bruxelles: Fondation Roi Baudouin, p. 131-151. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & ADAM, Ilke. 2015. Het geboorteplaats-effect, zij die geboren zijn in België en zij die niet geboren zijn in België. In: TORREKENS, Corinne & ADAM, Ilke (eds.). Marokkaanse en Turkse Belgen: een (zelf)portret van onze medeburgers. Brussel: Koning Boudewijnstichting, p. 153-170. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura & ADAM, Ilke. 2015. L'effet du lieu de naissance, ceux qui sont nés en Belgique et ceux qui ne sont pas nés en Belgique. In: TORREKENS, Corinne & ADAM, Ilke (eds.). Belgo-Marocains, Belgo-Turcs: (auto)portrait de nos concitoyens. Bruxelles: Fondation Roi Baudouin, p. 153-170. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura, ADAM, Ilke & VAN DIJK, Matthijs. 2015. De non-impact van religieuze praktijk op inclusie-indicatoren. In: TORREKENS, Corinne & ADAM, Ilke (eds.). Marokkaanse en Turkse Belgen: een (zelf)portret van onze medeburgers. Brussel: Koning Boudewijnstichting, p.191-205. Link
  • WESTERVEEN, Laura, ADAM, Ilke & VAN DIJK, Matthijs. 2015. Le non impact de la pratique religieuse sur les indicateurs d'inclusion et de participation. In: TORREKENS, Corinne & ADAM, Ilke (eds.). Belgo-Marocains, Belgo-Turcs: (auto)portrait de nos concitoyens. Bruxelles: Fondation Roi Baudouin, p. 191-206. Link

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • AJAYI, Folashade & WESTERVEEN, Laura. 2020. COVID-19: Amplifier of Racism and Inequalities, Commentary, 8 May 2020. Link