Dr Laurie Hanquinet



After having obtained a master in sociology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2005 - ULB), Laurie gained an advanced master’s degree in “Quantitative analysis in social sciences” in 2008 (Kubrussel/ Kuleuven). Two years later, she completed her doctoral thesis at the ULB (funded by the National Fund for the Scientific Research). Her PhD research focused on the profile of visitors of modern and contemporary art museums in Belgium.


Her main fields of interest are sociology of culture and art as well as social sciences methodology. She has collaborated with the Observatory of Cultural Policies of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Belgium) in order to treat data about cultural participation in this part of the country. She has also worked on themes such as ethnicity, intergroups relations and immigration and on the operationalisation of these concepts in empirical research. She helped, for instance, develop a feasibility study on a tolerance barometer for the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism and for the Equal Opportunities Minister.



The main research interests of Laurie are in the areas of:
  • Cultural sociology
  • Attitudes towards art
  • Sociology of immigration
  • Methodology, quantitative analysis and mixed methods


Selected publications


  • Hanquinet L. (september 2014). Du musée aux pratiques culturelles. Enquête sur les publics de musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Hanquinet L., Roose H. & Savage M. (2014).  ‘The eyes of the beholder: Aesthetic preferences and museum audiences’, Sociology, 48(1): 111-132. 
  • Hanquinet L. (2013). ‘Visitors to modern and contemporary art museums. Towards a new sociology of ‘cultural profiles’, The Sociological Review, 61(4): 790–813.  
  • Teney C., Devleeshouwer P. & Hanquinet L. (2013). ‘Educational aspirations among ethnic minority youth in Brussels: Does the perception of ethnic discrimination in the labor market matter? A mixed-method approach’, Ethnicities, 13 (5), 584-606.
  • Hanquinet L. (2013) ‘Mondrian as kitchen tiles? Artistic and cultural conceptions of art museum visitors in Belgium’, Cultural Trends, 22 (1), 14-29.
  • Hanquinet L. & Savage M. (2012). ‘Educative leisure’ and the contemporary museum: Belgian case studies’, Museum & Society, 20 (1), 42-59.
  • Teney C. & Hanquinet L. (2012) ‘High political participation, high social capital? A relational analysis of youth social capital and political participation’, Social Science Research, 41(5): 1213-26.
  • Hanquinet L., Savage M. & Callier L. (2012).  Elaborating Bourdieu’s field analysis in urban studies: a cultural map of Brussels, Urban Geography, 33 (4), 508-529.
  • Hanquinet L. (2011). ‘Quand les discours s’entrecroisent : ‘‘Sauvons le Montmartre bruxellois !’’, Sociologie et sociétés, 43(1) : 305-326.
  • D. Jacobs, M. Swyngedouw, L. Hanquinet, V. Vandezande, R. Andersson, A. P. B. Horta, M. Berger, M. Diani, A. G., Ferrer, M. Giugni, M. Morariu, & P. Statham (2009). ‘The challenge of measuring immigrant origin and immigration-related ethnicity in Europe’, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 10: 67-88.

Other publications & reports (selected list)

  • Hanquinet L (2014). ‘Inégalités et culture : une relation complexe’. Revue belge de droit constitutionnel, 1, 41-54.
  • Hanquinet L. (2014). ‘Cultural boundaries in Europe’. In the EUCROSS final report ‘The Europeanisation of Everyday Life: Cross-Border Practices and Transnational Identifications Among EU and Third-Country Citizens’.
  • Hanquinet L., Savage M. (2013). The Europeanisation of Everyday life: Cross-Border Practices and Transnational Identifications among EU and Third-Country Citizens. Europeanisation and Globalisation. EUCROSS Working Paper # 6.
  • Teney, C., Devleeshouwer P., Hanquinet, L. (2013). Gymnasium – und was dann? Junge Migranten zwischen Selbstbehauptung und Familienzielen, WZBrief Brief (25).
  • Teney, Hanquinet (2012). Jugend heute: Sozialkapital und politische Beteiligung. WZBrief Zivilengagement (6).
  • Callier L. & Hanquinet L. (2012). Etude approfondie des pratiques et consommation culturelles de la population en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, OPC : Politiques Culturelles – Etudes.
  • Hanquinet L. & Savage M. (2012). The Europeanisation of Everyday life: Cross-Border Practices and Transnational Identifications among EU and Third-Country Citizens. Operationalisation of European identity, Cosmopolitanism and Cross-border practices. EUCROSS Working Paper # 2.
  • Jacobs D., Rea A. & Hanquinet  L. (2007). Performances des élèves issus de l’immigration en Belgique selon l’étude PISA : Une comparaison entre la Communauté française et la Communauté flamande, Bruxelles, Fondation Roi Baudouin.
Laurie Hanquinet

Contact details

Dr Laurie Hanquinet
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 324743