Joe Costanzo is a doctoral student in Urban Studies and Planning (University of Maryland, USA) and Sciences politiques et sociales (Université de Liège, Belgium), Joe’s thesis work explores the role of ‘practicing local culture’ in immigrant integration —Brussels’ Zinneke Parade 2010 in particular. Further, Joe has designed and taught graduate-level research methods courses at American and European universities and has worked for over ten years as a social scientist and policy analyst for the U.S. Government and non-governmental research bodies. Joe holds a Masters Degree in Applied Demography and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science.