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llke Adam is an Associate Professor in Political Science. She directs the Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which unites over 100 researchers from 12 disciplines at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the Research Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice at the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG- VUB).

Her research focuses on immigration, immigrant integration, anti-racism and anti-discrimination policies, with a particular focus on the multi-level governance of these policies. She studies local, regional, national and European policies, as well as the interactions between governance levels. Beyond research on public policies, Adam's research interests extend to the study of multiculturalism, citizenship, sub-state nationalism,  anti-racist activism and ethno-racial inequalities in higher education. 

Ilke Adam is currently a consortium partner in two Horizon 2020 projects: BRIDGES on the production and impact of migration narratives (with a focus on West-Africa) and WHOLE-COM on integration policies for post-2015 migrants in small and medium-sized towns (focus on Belgium). She presently also conducts research and prepares publications on anti-racist activism in Europe and EU-Africa relations on migration. 

Ilke Adam teaches 'Diversity Policies in the EU' and 'EU immigration policies' in the Advanced Master in European Integration at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of IMISCOE, the largest academic network on migration studies in Europe.


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