University of Liège
Faculty of Social Sciences, CEDEM
Campus du Sart Timan – Quartier AGORA
Place des Orateurs, 3
Building 31, box 24
B-4000 Liège (Belgium)

Shannon Damery is a PhD candidate and researcher in the CEDEM. She is the research coordinator in the INTERREG project TREE (Training for integrating refugees in Euregio).

The aim of the project is to discover the strengths and weaknesses in the trainings of those who work with refugees and to create a new training program. Her doctorate is part of the INTEGRIM Initial Training Network in which she is a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher. In the framework of the 7FP Training Network “Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies”, Shannon is part of the “Citizenship and Political Participation” work package. Her research focuses on how young migrants’ official migratory status impacts their daily lives in Brussels. She has experience in social work and earned her M.A. in Anthropology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. This degree was part of the European partnership program: CREOLE: Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes. During the course of the program she studied at the University of Vienna and conducted research at two sites in Austria: a refugee integration facility and the Vienna Youth and Family Offices. Her research focused on the agency of young people in sheltered housing and the connections they created with multiple homes. Her research interests include refugees, forced migration, home and homemaking, youth and childhood studies, arts and integration, and activism and political participation.