Fatima Zibouh graduated from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) with a Master in Political Science and has an advanced Master in Human Rights from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and Saint-Louis. Since March 2007, she has been a researcher for the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies at University of Liege. Her current research interests lie in the political participation of ethnic minorites, the integration Policy and ethnocultural diversity in a post- migratory context. She is currently finishing her a PhD on Political and Sociological Sciences at Universite de Liege (ULg). The topic of her doctoral research is about “Art, Urban Culture and Ethnicity”.
She has written several publications: « La participation politique des élus d’origine maghrébine. Elections régionales bruxelloises et stratégies électorales » (Academia- Bruylant, 2010) ; « The political representation of Muslims in Brussels » (Brussels Studies, 2011) ; « Muslim political participation in Belgium: an exceptional political representation in Europe” (Edinburgh University Press, 2013); « Mobilisation strategies of individual and institutional actors in Brussels’ artistic and cultural scenes » (Routledge, 2014) ; “Demain Bruxsels”, (Politique, 2019).
She has also delivered lectures in several European countries and internationally.
Among her awards, she was named ‘Woman of Honour’ by the University of Liège, by the Institute of Human and Social Sciences in 2010. She was invited in 2012 by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Programme. She was also awarded the Observatory of Cultural Policies Prize in 2014, and she also received the Diwan Award for Personality of the Year in 2014.
In 2019, she co-founded W100, a community of diverse women from all corners of Brussels who wish to connect and amplify the voices and actions of women in the city. On the 30th of March, 100 inspiring women were invited to develop a vision for a more inclusive city of Brussels at La Bourse.
More about her initiative can be found here: http://www.w100.be