Jente De Coninck is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Diversity & Learning (Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Philosophy - Ghent University) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wendelien Vantieghem.
Jente received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the AP Hogeschool in 2019 and obtained his Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Antwerp in 2022, with specialization in sociology of inequality and sociology of health and wellbeing.
His PhD research focuses on diversity and inclusion in higher education. The main aim of this research project is an intersectional analysis of in/excluding mechanisms in higher education for ethnic minority students and those from socio-economically vulnerable groups. During this project, he will investigate barriers & support-systems within higher education in a comprehensive way. To do so, two perspectives are employed: the agency perspective and the system perspective.