dr. F. Cerchiaro (Francesco)


Faculty of Social Sciences
Gender and Diversity Studies

Thematic areas of expertise

  • The intersection of family, migration and religion
  • Christian-Muslim families
  • Cultural diversity and the wider social changes related to family, Muslim migration and religious pluralism in Europe
  • Religious pilgrimages and the phenomenon of the off-gridders

Relevant projects

  • 2016 - February 2018 - February 2020: Marie Skłodowska Curie Post-doctoral Fellow
    Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
    Principal Investigator: Francesco Cerchiaro
    Funding scheme: MSCA-IF-EF-ST
    Proposal number: 747592
    Proposal acronym: ReMix Project title: “Christian-Muslim families dealing with religious pluralism in everyday family life: Religious reconstruction in religiously mixed marriages”. Duration (months): 24

  • 2018 - November 1st 2019 – November 1st 2022: FWO (Research Foundation Flanders) senior postdoctoral fellowship Call: FWO 2018
    Principal Investigator: Francesco Cerchiaro Application number: 12X6120N
    Project title: “Fighting for Love. Mixed/Christian-Muslim Families’ Associations in Belgium, France and Italy”. Duration (months): 36

Methodological area(s) of expertise

  • Qualitative methods, in particular of ‘life stories’ and ethnography