Dirk Jacobs has studied Sociology at Ghent University (Belgium, 1993) and holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Social Sciences (Utrecht University, the Netherlands, 1998). He is Full Professor in Sociology at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Visiting Professor at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis (FUSL) in Brussels. He is Director of the ULB research group GERME (Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality).
Main research interests of Dirk Jacobs include (ethnic) minorities, ethnocentrism, political sociology and quantitative and qualitative methodology. He has published widely on these and other topics in national and international scientific journals (including International Migration Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, British Medical Journal, Journal for International Migration and Integration, International Journal on Multicultural Societies).