Wim Peumans


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Wim Peumans is a post-doctoral research fellow at the African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, as part of the Andrew Mellon funded project ‘Governing Morality: Sexuality, Gender and Asylum in South Africa’. As a fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO - Vlaanderen), he obtained his PhD in social and cultural anthropology at the Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre (KULeuven, 2015). His dissertation was titled ‘Unlocking the Closet – Same-sex Desire among Muslim Men and Women in Belgium’. He was a visiting trainee fellow at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (University of Kent – Canterbury) in 2014 – 2015. His study on sexual migration to Belgium won the Marguerite Lefèvre Award for Genderstudies (Academische Stichting Leuven, 2010) and was published as a book (Acco Leuven, 2011, ‘Seks en Stigma over Grenzen heen’).

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Proud in Europe? LGBTI refugees, immigration authorities & the gay community in the EU

September 19, 2016 0 Comments

Last month Amsterdam was home to the Europride, a European LGBT event which takes place in a different European city every year.

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Exploring the Intersectionalities of Gender and Sexuality in Migration Studies

June 17, 2016 0 Comments

“Could you tell me what the difference is between a sex worker and someone who sells sex?” asks a member of the audience. “Well, we argue that some of these migrant women do not necessarily label themselves as a sex worker.

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