May 11, 2016
Dr. Johan Leman holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology, MA in philosophy, MA in eastern philology and history, K.U. Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) (Belgium) and an MA in theology (exegesis Old Testament). Emeritus Professor in social and cultural anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences at K.U. Leuven. He taught ‘migration and minority policies and its anthropological implications’, ‘ethnicity and its application at Mediterranean cultures’, ‘interethnic majority-minority relations in Europe’, ‘introduction in social and cultural anthropology, and criminological issues’ and ‘anthropology of religion’.
He also guides PhD research multiculturalism, interethnic relations, border and boundary crossing (conversion studies), Mediterranean cultures. He is Former chief of cabinet of the Royal Commissioner for Migrant Policy in Belgium, former Director of the federal Centre for equal opportunities and opposition against racism, Former and first chairholder of KU Leuven GCIS: Gulen chair for intercultural studies and the President of Foyer, regional minority centre in Brussels.