Thomas Swerts

swertsThomas Swerts is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre on Inequalities, Poverty, Social Exclusion and the City (OASeS) of the University of Antwerp. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago. Recent work focuses on storytelling and undocumented youth mobilization in the US (Mobilization, 2015), emerging forms of non-citizen citizenship (Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies, 2014) and the democratic deficit of transnational environmental activism in India (Global Networks, 2013). His book, tentatively titled The De Facto Citizen: Undocumented migrants as activists, is currently under contract at the University of Chicago Press.