"Constructing transnational social spaces among Latin American migrants in Europe" by Prof Cathy McIlwaine

Past Event

14 November 2012, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Queen Elizabeth House
Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

This seminar is hosted by the International Migration Institute, an Oxford Martin School Institute

Speaker: Professor Cathy McIlwaine, Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, Queen Mary University

Biography: Cathy McIlwaine's research is rooted in development geography although more recently she has begun to work on issues related to transnational migration in the UK and on North-South linkages. Her early work in the Global South focused on development processes in relation to gender, poverty, employment and household livelihoods, together with subsequent work on urban violence and insecurity and civil society. Although much of this research focused on Latin America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala), she has also worked in South East Asia (the Philippines), and southern Africa (Botswana). Her most recent research on international migration has concentrated on Latin American migration to the UK as well as migrant labour within London’s low-pay economy.

As well as her academic research, she has worked as a consultant for the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. She also served on the Management Board of CARILA Latin American Welfare Group, an organisation devoted to improving the lives of Latin Americans living in London between 2006 and 2008. She currently serves on the board of trustees for the organisation Children of the Andes.

She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Latin American Studies and European Urban and Regional Studies and has previously been on the editorial boards of the Bulletin of Latin American Research and Gender, Place and Culture.

For further information please contact Agnieszka Kubal (agnieszka.kubal@qeh.ox.ac.uk; 01865 281812)