Ilke Adam is a Research Professor at the Institute For European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (main affiliation) and a part-time lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She coordinates the Migration, Diversity and Justice research cluster at IES. Ilke Adam holds a PhD in social and political science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2010), entitled ‘Beyond National Models? Immigrant Integration Policies of the Belgian Regions”. She also holds a Master after Master in Comparative Politics (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Aix en Provence) and a Master in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).
Her research interests include immigration and immigrant integration policies, multiculturalism, citizenship, discrimination, sub-state nationalism and comparative public policy. She teaches “Introduction to Political Science” in the bilingual (Dutch-French) bachelor in political science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and "Diversity Politics in the European Union" in the Master in European Integration and Development (Euromaster) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Ilke Adam currently works on research projects and prepares publications on: the external dimension of EU immigration policies (EU-Africa); the multi-level governance of immigrant integration in federal and decentralized states; the Europeanization of immigration politics; sub-state nationalism and immigrant integration policies; religious accommodation for Muslims in the workplace, and integration and citizenship of Turkish, Moroccan and Sub-Saharan African Belgians.