Maureen Duru

Maureen Duru is a Nigerian resident in Belgium. She has a PhD in History from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research interest is on African Diaspora, Migrants, Food and Identity. She is also the founder of a non profit organization 'The Food Bridge vzw' which highlights the importance of food cultures and indigenous food systems.

Publications
Diaspora , Food and Identity: Nigerians in Belgium 1970 to the present ( book accepted for publication by Peter Lang  2017)
“Is it like home; the making of a migrant foodway in Belgium” Groniek Historical Journal 2015.
“When Signifying Goodwill is no longer enough: the Kola Nut and Gender among Igbos in Nigeria and Belgium”, in Migration and Culture (The International Library of Studies on Migration Series) edited by Robin Cohen and Gunvor Jonnson, 2012.

 

 

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