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Chloë Delcour temporarily works as a teacher at the Sociology Department at Ghent University. She mainly teaches master courses in political sociology. She obtained her PhD in Sociology at Ghent University in September 2018. In 2010-2011, she obtained her Master in Sociology at the same university. Her thesis was awarded the 2010-2011 Marthe Versichelen Prize for the best master thesis in sociology.

In the first two years of working at Ghent University (2011-2013), Chloë Delcour was a teaching assistant at the Sociology Department. From 2013 to 2018, she worked as a doctoral fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders. Her doctoral research was situated within sociology of human rights and aimed to analyze the constructions of human rights by different actors (juridical, political, activist, media). More specifically, the research focused on the constructions made within newspaper debates that arose in the aftermath of human rights violations. These violations were cases of unlawful evictions of Roma migrants. Roma migrants form an interesting group to study in terms of human rights constructions, because their human rights are still strongly contested.

Chloë’s current research interests remain focused on human rights, migration and the media. In particular, she would like to develop new research on human rights and citizenship education, inclusion and discrimination of migrants, and production and consumption of media discourse.

Chloë Delcour is a member of the Centre for Social Theory at the Sociology Department at Ghent University and of the research group CESSMIR (Centre of the Social Study of Migration and Refugees).




POSITION Teacher at Sociology Department (Ghent University)

EMAIL Chloe.Delcour[@]

TELEPHONE +32 (0)9 264 91 61 / +32 (0) 485 20 04 95 (Cell phone)

FAX +32 (0)9 264 69 75

SECRETARIAT Department of Sociology: +32 (0)9 264 91 62

WORKING DAYS Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

CONTACT HOURS On appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Korte Meer 3, 2nd floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Department of Sociology, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium


  • Teacher, Ghent University, Department of Sociology (2018, temporary contract of 6 months)
  • PhD student (research fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders), Ghent University, Department of Sociology (2013 – 2018)
  • Teaching assistant, Ghent University, Department of Sociology (2011 – 2013)


University degrees

  • Doctor in Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium, 2018
  • Master in Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium, 2011
  • Bachelor in Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium, 2010

Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken

  • PhD-course ‘Doing Political Discourse Analysis: Applications, Strategies, Methods and Techniques 2012’, October 22-26, 2012, Roskilde, Denmark, organised by Prof. Allan Dreyer Hansen, Prof. Aletta Norval and Prof. David Howarth
  • Master course 2012-2013 ‘Advanced Study Human Rights’, Ghent University, by Prof. Eva Brems
  • Winter school ‘The European Convention on Human Rights: The Principle of Non-Discrimination’, January 13-17, 2014, University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy
  • ECPR Winter school in Methods and Techniques ‘Analyzing Political Language’, February 14-21, 2014, University of Vienna, Austria, by Prof. Dvora Yanow.
  • Global Studies Research Seminar UGent 2014-2015: ‘Critical global studies: interdisciplinary entry points for research’, Ghent Centre for Global Studies.
  • PhD course ‘Discourse analysis in an interdisciplinary context. Theory and methods’, June 13-15, 2016, Ghent University, by Prof. Dr. Johannes Angermuller and Prof. Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist.


  • Teaching the course ‘Politieke Sociologie: Burgerschap en Participatie
  • Teaching the course ‘Werkcollege: Actuele thema’s uit de Politieke Sociologie’
  • Teaching the course ‘Sociological Imagination for the 21st Century’
  • Lecture within course ‘Actuele Maatschappelijke Problemen’
  • Guiding students for ‘Onderzoekspaper’ en ‘Masterproef’
  • Teaching assistance for ‘Nieuwe Ontwikkelingen binnen de Sociologische Theorieën’ (Ghent University)
  • Teaching assistance for ‘Burgerschapsstudies’ (Ghent University)
  • Teaching assistance for ‘Multivariate Analyse’ (Ghent University)
  • Teaching assistance for ‘Onderzoekspaper’ (Ghent University)
  • Teaching assistance for ‘Masterproef’ (Ghent University)
  • Guest lecture and guidance for microteaching assignment for ‘Politieke Sociologie: Burgerschap en participatie’ (Ghent University)


  • 2010 – 2011/ ‘Marthe Versichelen Prize’ for the best master thesis in sociology, awarded by Marthe Versichelenfonds, Ghent, Belgium.


  • Member of ‘Vereniging voor Sociologie’


  • Chloë Delcour and Lesley Hustinx, The Roma as ultimate European minority and ultimate outsider? The framing of the Roma in newspapers following a human-rights violation”. In Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska and Jan Chovanec (Eds.), Representing the other in European media discourses, 2017. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 259-280.
  • Ama Amitai and Chloë Delcour, “De percepties van Gentse middenveldactoren over Roma en hun integratie: ambigue processen van othering binnen een inclusief kader”, Sociologos, 2017, 38 (1-2), pp. 120-141.
  • Lesley Hustinx, Els Dewaele and Chloë Delcour, “Hybridization in a corporatist third sector regime: Paradoxes of ‘responsibilized autonomy’”, Voluntary Sector Review, 2015, 6, 2, pp. 115-134.
  • Chloë Delcour and Lesley Hustinx, “Discourses of Roma Anti-Discrimination in Reports on Human Rights Violations”, Social Inclusion, 2015, 3, 5, pp. 90-102.
  • Chloë DELCOUR, “Globalization versus nationalism? Understanding the failure of the League of Nation’s minority policy”, Amsterdam Social Science, 2014, 6, 1, pp. 61-85.
  • Lesley HUSTINX, Dries VAN DEN BOSCH and Chloë DELCOUR, “Money makes the world go round: Voluntary associations, financial support, and social capital in Belgium”, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2013, 42, 6, pp. 1176-1196.


All publications by Chloë Delcour are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, ChloëDelcour@BiblioUGent.

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