Eva Swyngedouw

Research staff

  • Current position Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Faculty of Sciences and Bio-Engineering Sciences
    Department of Geography
    Pleinlaan 2
    Building F - Room 4.70
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 26 71
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Eva Swyngedouw is a postdoctoral researcher at Cosmopolis. Her research interests can be situated in the domain of urban sociology, cultural sociology, qualitative methods and migration studies. The research themes of urban diversity, identity and citizenship in cities are the common threads that run through her research. Currently she works on an Innoviris-funded project about the diversity of work in the creative and cultural industries in Brussels. Her dissertation project is an ethnographic and interview-based study of the citizenship-making practices at immigrant reception offices in the multi-institutional and bilingual city of Brussels. Previously, she studied social interactions in the subway in Chicago and hybrid identity formation among Congolese migrants in Brussels. 

Key publications

Swyngedouw, Eva (2013) The segregation of social interactions in the red line L-train in Chicago, Symbolic Interaction 36 (3): 293-313.

Swyngedouw, Eva & Swyngedouw, Eric A. (2009) The Congolese Diaspora in Brussels and hybrid identity formation: multiscalarity and diasporic citizenship, Urban Research & Practice 2(1): 68–90.