Ellen Debackere is a freelance journalist and researcher.
She studied History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and afterwards wrote a PhD at the University of Antwerp and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. With her research she focused on immigration policy in nineteenth-century Antwerp. The commercial edition of her book comes out in the spring of 2020 under the title "Welcome to Antwerp? The Antwerp immigration policy, 1830-1880 ". As a freelance journalist, she has already written for various media, and occasionally reinforces the editorial staff of BRUZZ. She prefers to write about social (in) equality, migration, sustainability and history.