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Rafael Costa

Rafael Costa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. With a background in economics and demography, his research focuses on spatial demography and on the influence of social networks on demographic behaviour. He investigates these themes both in the context of historical demography, and of contemporary studies of residential segregation and socio-spatial disparities. In his PhD research he adapted different quantitative methods for space-time analysis and multilevel modelling.


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Michael Nielsen

Michael M. Nielsen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. His research focuses on geographic information systems, spatial analysis, spatial statistics and remote sensing. In his PhD research, Michael developed new contextual methods for inferring land use from remote sensing data. His research has been published in a number of leading journals in the field of geography and spatial science and he holds two patents based on his work on contextual classifications.


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Bart Sleutjes

Bart Sleutjes is a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI, The Hague), within the theme group Migration and Migrants. He has a background in human geography and his main research interests include social and economic processes in urban neighbourhoods. After finishing the Research Master Metropolitan Studies at the University of Amsterdam, he obtained a Ph.D. in Economic Geography from Utrecht University in 2012. His Ph.D. dissertation dealt with neighbourhood effects on the success and strategy of local entrepreneurs. Some other topics he has worked on over the past years include urban regeneration, location patterns of creative and knowledge-intensive industries, and the residential preferences of highly-skilled migrants. Bart started working on the Urban Europe ResSegr project in January 2015. Within the project, his main focus is on the residential segregation patterns of different migrant groups in the five partner countries.


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Marcin Stonawski

Marcin Stonawski is a postdoctoral fellow in sociology in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at University of Oslo. He also actively collaborates with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria), Cracow University of Economics (Poland), Statistics Denmark and Pew Research Center (USA). He is a member of the Committee on Demographic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and a member of editorial board of Polish Demographic Studies. In 2012 with coauthors he won the EAPS Poster Award for the Best Poster Presented at the European Population Conference, and in 2015 he received the Award of Polish Academy of Sciences for his book on human capital formation in ageing populations. He has published articles in leading journals on demography, religion and human capital. His research interests focus on religious demography, changes in beliefs and attitudes, migration and spatial segregation, and human capital formation.


Marcin was postdoctoral researcher within ResSegr until the spring of 2017. He is replaced by Adrian Rogne.

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