dr. (Thomas) TWC Swerts

dr. (Thomas) TWC Swerts
Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
T15-34
Telephone
486302235
Email
swerts@essb.eur.nl
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Thomas Swerts is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Department of Public Administration and Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universiteit Antwerpen, the Université de Liège and the KU Leuven. 

His research focuses on the nexus between irregular migration, political sociology and urban studies. His book manuscript, Citizen X: Undocumented migrants as activists (under contract at the University of Chicago Press), is a comparative ethnographic study of undocumented activism in Chicago and Brussels. As a researcher,…

Thomas Swerts is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Department of Public Administration and Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago. He previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universiteit Antwerpen, the Université de Liège and the KU Leuven. 

His research focuses on the nexus between irregular migration, political sociology and urban studies. His book manuscript, Citizen X: Undocumented migrants as activists (under contract at the University of Chicago Press), is a comparative ethnographic study of undocumented activism in Chicago and Brussels. As a researcher, he is primarily specialized in urban ethographic methods and in-depth interviewing. His most current research focuses on the dynamic of civil society in deprived neighorhoods.

His research has been funded by the SSRC, NSF and the Mellon Foundation. He has published in academic journals like Global Networks, Mobilization and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. He has also contributed to edited volumes on citizenship studies, immigrant rights mobilization and and relational poverty politics.

At the Erasmus University Rotterdam, he teaches the course FSWS-610 'Stad, Economie en Samenleving: Ontwikkelingen en uitdagingen.'for the Master Grootstedelijke Vraagstukken en Beleid. 

      • T.W.C. Swerts & A. Depraetere (2019). Publieke sociologie en activisme. Actie-onderzoek als instrument in de zoektocht naar erkenning van mensen zonder wettig verblijf. In F. Vandermoere, I. Loots, A. Berghmans & P. Raeymaeckers (Eds.), Wetenschappers in actie. Een publiek-sociologische benadering (pp. 137-152). Leuven: Acco
      • T.W.C. Swerts (2018). ’Check your privilege’: Cross-status alliances in the DREAM movement. In V. Lawson & S. Elwood (Eds.), Relational Poverty Politics: (Un)thinkable forms, struggles, possibilities (pp. 166-182). Athens: The University of Georgia Press
      • T.W.C. Swerts (2017). Marching beyond borders: Non-citizen citizenship and transnational undocumented activism in Europe. In Sigona, N. and Gonzales, R (Ed.), Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging (pp. 126-142). London: Routledge
      • N. Schuermans, S. Oosterlynck, T.W.C. Swerts, J. Vandenabeele & M. Jans (2017). Voorbij de Sociale cohesie: vier handvatten voor solidariteit in superdiversiteit. In N. Schuermans, J. Vandenabeele, S. Oosterlynck, M. Jans & D. Holemans (Eds.), Solidariteit in super-diversiteit (pp. 29-56). Leuven: Acco
      • M. Jans, J. Vandenabeele, T.W.C. Swerts, A. Depraetere, J. De Haene, T. Van Steenberghe & G. Verschelden (2017). Burgerschapspraktijken in de vrije tijd. In N. Schuermans, J. Vandenabeele, S. Oosterlynck, M. Jans & D. Holemans (Eds.), Solidariteit in super-diversiteit (pp. 71-88). Leuven: Acco
      • T.W.C. Swerts (2014). Non-citizen citizenship in Canada and the United States. In Isin, E. and Nyers, P. (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies (pp. 295-303). New York: Routledge
      • T.W.C. Swerts (2018). [Bespreking van het boek Making Immigrant Rights Real: Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco.]. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 42, 741-742.
      • T.W.C. Swerts (2018). [Bespreking van het boek On the run: Fugitive life in an American city]. Sociologos, 39(3), 342-344.
      • T.W.C. Swerts (2015). [Bespreking van het boek The DREAMers. How the undocumented youth movement transformed the immigrant rights debate]. American Journal of Sociology, 120(5), 1552-1555.
        • S. Oosterlynck, E. Hertogen, T.W.C. Swerts & P. Debruyne (2019). Citizens and civil society organisations in a changing world: a literature survey. (Preprints, CSI Flanders Position Paper). Antwerpen: Universiteit Antwerpen
        • T.W.C. Swerts (2019). Actie-Onderzoek: CollectActif. (Preprints, DieGem Working Paper). Antwerpen: Centrum OASeS, Universiteit Antwerpen
        • F. Laoukili, T.W.C. Swerts, S. Oosterlynck, R. Wouters & P. Cools (2019). Omgaan met etnisch-culturele diversiteit in het middenveld: een overzicht van de paradigma’s. (Preprints, CSI Flanders Working Paper). Antwerpen: Centre for Research on Environmental and Social Change (CRESC), Universiteit Antwerpen
        • M. Moris & T.W.C. Swerts (2017). Actie-Onderzoek: Movement X Antwerpen. (Preprints, DieGem Working Papers). Antwerpen: Centrum OASeS, Universiteit Antwerpen
        • T.W.C. Swerts (2017). Retrospectieve case study Movement X. (Preprints, DieGem Working Paper). Antwerpen: Centrum OASeS, Universiteit Antwerpen
        • T.W.C. Swerts, E. Hertogen & S. Oosterlynck (2017). Diversiteit en Politisering: Een kritische agenda voor het middenveld. (Preprints, CSI Flanders Spotlight Paper). Antwerpen: Centre for Research on Environmental and Social Change (CRESC), Universiteit Antwerpen
        • T.W.C. Swerts, G. Verschelden, J. De Haene, F. Spijkers, J. Vandenabeele & M. Jans (2016). Vrije-tijdsparticipatie in een superdiverse samenleving. (Preprints, DieGem Working Papers). Antwerpen: Centrum OASeS, Universiteit Antwerpen
        • T.W.C. Swerts & S. Oosterlynck (2020). Molenbeek (On)besproken: Dynamiek van het verenigingsleven in een achtergestelde en gestigmatiseerde buurt. (Preprints, CSI Flanders Working Papers). Antwerpen: Centre for Research on Environmental and Social Change (CRESC), Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Universiteit Antwerpen

    Start date approval
    Oct/2017
    End date approval
    Sep/2020
    Place
    ANTWERPEN
    Description
    Gastprofessor
  • 4.2 Migration in a Globalized world

    Title
    4.2 Migration in a Globalized world
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Master)

    3.3C International Migration

    Title
    3.3C International Migration
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3)

    3.7 Bachelor project

    Title
    3.7 Bachelor project
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3)

    4.3 Stad, Economie en Samenleving

    Title
    4.3 Stad, Economie en Samenleving
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Master) (Deeltijd Master)
  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    486302235

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam