Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Theo Cosaert is a white male junior researcher with no personal experiences of racism. He grew up and was trained in a West-European context (Belgium and the UK) and his academic practice is shaped by these schools of thought. He was trained in sociology and in medical anthropology, and all of his previous work focused on experiences of and barriers to the healthcare system. He tries to centralise perspectives of minoritised groups in his research by listening and by creating space where and when he can do so.