Study curriculum: MA and Drs. in philosophy; MA and Drs.in theology, exegesis of O.T. scriptures; MA in Eastern philology and philosophy; PhD in social and cultural anthropology, all at K.U. Leuven. Scientific publications on migration, smuggling of human beings; anthropology of religion.
Professional curriculum: director of regional Integration centre Foyer, a regional minority centre in Brussels (1981-89); chief of cabinet of Royal Commissioner for Migrant Policy (1989-93); director of federal Centre for equal opportunities and fight against racism (1993-2003); first part-time and later full time professor social and cultural anthropology KU Leuven (1982-2012).
Social curriculum: founder and first president of C.W. Laken, medical anthropological centre in Brussels (1979-2001); President of Foyer (1989-today): President of Albatros, a reception centre for homeless people in Brussels (1982-1989).