Stef Adriaenssens holds a PhD in Sociology, based on a thesis on religious convictions of the first generation of industrial innovators in Belgium (1780-1820). He is assistant professor at the Brussels campus of the KU Leuven. He teaches Economic Sociology and Culture & Economies at the Faculty of Economics and Business. His main research interests are underground and informal activities, such as begging, informal work, and prostitution.
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Giulia Garofalo Geymonat (MA, MSc, PhD, Marie Curie PostDoc) is a researcher in the field of gender, sexuality, work and disability. She has conducted extensive participant observations with sex workers' and sexual assistants’ groups in Europe. She is a part-time teacher and supervisor at Lund University Gender Studies, and is the author of Vendere e Comprare Sesso (Selling and Buying Sex) Il Mulino 2015, translated into Swedish (Daidalos 2016) and into French (IxE 2017). She was one of the founder of x:talkproject, an organiser of the ICRSE Conference in Brussels. She is a member of ProsPol COST Action.
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Laura Oso, (University of A Coruña, Spain) is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Soci-ology of the University of A Coruña. She is the coordinator of ESOMI (The International Migration Sociology Team) at this University. Laura Oso was awarded a PhD in Sociology by the Université de Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (2002) and by the Universidade da Coruña in 1997. Her research work has centered mainly on the study of gender and migration, and specifically the insertion of immigrant women on the labour market. One of her main research lines is the study of Sex Worker’s Migration to Spain, carrying out qualitative fieldwork. She also works on the gender, migration and development nexus. She has published extensively in all these areas, including articles in journals (e. g. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies), and co-editing Special Issues (e. g. Identities, Global Studies in Culture and Power, Papers) and books (e. g. The International Handbook on Gender, Migration and Transnationalism: Global and Development Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing).
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