Jana Verstraete holds a Master degree in Adult Educational Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2011) and a M.Sc. degree in Sociology (Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2012). Her research interests include different forms of housing exclusion, such as discrimination, evictions and homelessness. Her PhD focuses on discrimination on the private rental market in Flanders (Belgium). It reveals which selection and discrimination strategies landlords and real estate brokers develop in their daily practices. It also sheds light on the motivations, reasoning and justifications that go along these strategies.