Office: Campus Boekentoren, Blandijn, 4th floor, room 015.
Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0)9 264 38 18, Fax: +32 (0)9 264 41 80
Personal website: https://chialongman.com
MA Comparative Science of Culture 1996;
PhD Comparative Science of Culture 2002, Ghent University, Belgium;
Coordinator ella Expertise Centre Gender & Ethnicity, Brussels, 2012-2013
Women's Studies in Religion Programme, Harvard University (2002); Gender & Religions Research Centre, School for Oriental & African Studies, University of London (2006); Institute for Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp (2009)
University of Hull (2015); Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2016-2017); Institut für Diversitätsforschung, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2017)
anthropology of gender & ethnicity; comparative religion; gender and religion; feminist theory; intersectional theory and methodology; women and fundamentalism; social scientific study of Orthodox Jewry, Islam and Christianity; multiculturalism and citizenship in Europe; theory and methodology in religious studies; kinship & mothering; harmful cultural practices; modesty practices, veiling & hijab; holistic and secular spiritualities and well-being culture.
Promoter PhD students
Golnesa Rezanezhad Pishkani
Former PhD students:
Dr. Lieke Schrijvers (thesis defended 20/09/2022)
Dr. Amal Miri (thesis defended 09/11/2021)
Dr. Ellen Decoo (thesis defended 07/05/2021)
Dr. Susan Dierickx (thesis defended 07/02/2020)
Dr. Ladan Rahbari (thesis defended 28/05/2019)
Dr. Maria Judite Chipenembe (thesis defended in 2018)
Dr. An van Raemdonck (thesis defended in 2016)
Dr. Lydia Namatende (thesis defended in 2016)
Dr. Elif Simsek (thesis defended in 2016)
Dr. Nella Van Den Brandt (thesis defended in 2014)
Dr. Tine Brouckaert (thesis defended in 2013)
Dr. Katrien De Graeve (thesis defended in 2012)
Board Member of the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG).
Advisory Board Religion and Gender: see http://www.religionandgender.org
International Advisory Board Tijdschrift voor genderstudies (Dutch journal for gender studies)
International Advisory Board of The Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religion
2018: Core Fellowship at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Research Director (declined)
2017: Prize awarded by the Belgian Institute for Equality between Women and Men for initiating and directing the Master of Arts Programme in Gender and Diversity.
2010: Laureate of the Dr. Schamelhout Prize for Anthropology, 2005-2009, Royal Academy for Medicine of Belgium
The 2005 Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Award for the project 'Life Stories of Orthodox Jewish Women in Antwerp: Negotiating Identity, Autonomy and Belonging' (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, U.S.A.)