Laurie Hanquinet

LaurieHanquinet2Laurie is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of York. She is a sociologist, focusing on cultural institutions, socio-cultural inequalities,  and more recently in urban sociology. She also has a strong interest in social sciences methodology. She has undertaken research on the visitors of modern and contemporary art museums, on the role of artists in the society and on different dimensions of cultural participation and social engagement. She has collaborated with the Observatory of Cultural Policies of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Belgium) and analysed cultural participation in this part of the country. She has also worked on themes such as ethnicity, intergroups relations and immigration.

In 2014, she finished her role as PI on the EUCROSS project ‘The Europeanisation of Everyday Life’. Check out the final report; you might find this interesting:

Selected publications


  • Hanquinet, L. (Forthcoming) Exploring Dissonance and Omnivorousness: another look into the rise of eclecticism, Cultural Sociology.
  • Teney, C., Hanquinet, L. & Katharina Bürkin (2016). Feeling European: an exploration of ethnic disparities among immigrants, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, available online: .
  • Hanquinet, L. (2016) Place and cultural capital. Museum visitors across space, Museum & Society, 14 (1), 65-81.
  • Friedman S., Savage M., Hanquinet L and Miles A. (2015). Cultural Sociology and New Forms of Distinction. Introduction to a Special Issue which we edited, Poetics, 53, 1-8.
  • Hanquinet L (2014). ‘Inégalités et culture : une relation complexe’. Revue belge de droit constitutionnel, 1, 41-54.
  • 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). 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.
  • 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.
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