Myriam HALIMI is a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), affiliated to the Teacher Education Department (IDLO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Myriam is also a principal member of the Centre of Expertise Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality (RHEA).

She is an associated PhD researcher of the 'teaching in the bed of Procrustes'-project (IWT-project: 110020). This interuniversity project is aimed at reducing the dropout rate in secondary education. Myriam’s research focuses on the construction and evolution of gender role attitudes of adolescents. A mixed-method approach is used combining large-scale longitudinal multilevel survey data with small-scale qualitative classroom observationsand focus groups. 

Myriam obtained a MA in Adult Educational Sciences (training and education; summa cum laude) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) in 2013. Her master thesis covered prisoners’ educational participation motives. During her BA in Adult Educational Sciences, she performed an internship at Uitstraling Permanente Vorming (UPV) vzw, a specialized training institution directed at disseminating and popularizing scientific findings.

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