Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) in the head capital of Europe. His research focuses on discrimination, poverty, migration and urban dynamics. As a researcher he loves to use field experiments, such a correspondence tests and mystery calling, to examine social inequalities and discrimination. Visit the ‘Studies’ and ‘Projects’ pages to get an impression of his academic work.
At the VUB he teaches several courses in the English Bachelor for Social Sciences and the Dutch Master in Sociology, among which ‘Social Change and Inequalities in Europe’, ‘Statistics for the Social Sciences’ and ‘Migratie en de multiculturele samenleving’.
In 2012 he wrote the Dutch book ‘Migrant zkt toekomst’, in which he defended a rather optimistic view about the integration of ethnic minorities in Belgium. In 2017 he published the Dutch book ‘Liever Sandra dan Samira’ about tackling discrimination and racism.