Ellen Debackere (1989) is a Belgian historian.

She obtained her PhD at the University of Antwerp and the Free University of Brussels in 2016. Her research focuses on migration policy in Antwerp during the 19th century. She was nominated as a finalist for the PhD Cup 2017, a platform aiming to share science research with a wider audience. As a freelancer, her main activities include research, journalism and copywriting.

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Ellen Debackere
social (in)equality, migration, sustainability

Supported projects

Dairy and the Rwando-Congolese Border Trade

  • Economy

Every day over 25,000 Rwandese cross the border to Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the majority looking to sell Rwandese milk. The trip is not without danger, but for many the juice is worth the squeeze.

Women of the Hirak

  • Human Rights
  • Equality

TANGIER - Hirak protests broke out in northern Morocco three years ago. Following the terrible death of a fish seller, the Riffines were crying out for good education, health care, work, fair justice and the fight against corruption. But the regime hit hard, resulting in hundreds of arrests. The leaders of the non-violent Hirak movement were sentenced to twenty years in prison.