Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic

PhD (Utrecht)

  • BS8 1SD

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Research interests

Rutvica's area of expertise is labour migration and her interest is in how cross-border mobility came to occupy a vital place in political struggle over citizenship and labour market access. Her current research investigates the globalisation of Chinese firms, and studies the ways in which ‘Chinese’ modes of production and management are engendering new migration flows in Europe. Her research on electronics industry in Eastern Europe engages a wide variety of audiences such as academics, policy makers, trade unions and NGOs (see the policy brief @ PolicyBristol or a set of short articles on Foxconn @ OpenDemocracy). 

She is the author of Agency, Migration and Citizenship in Sex Trafficking (Palgrave, 2010) a researh monograph that explores the informal recruitment and work practices such as those in human trafficking and interrogates the link between migration, gendered organisation of the labour markets and citizenship. She is the co-editor of the volume Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China (ETUI, 2016) and of several special issues such as 'Foreign Workers: On the Other Side of Sexual, Gendered, Political and Ethical Borders' with Organization (2019); 'Digital Labour' with Feminist Review (2019); 'Le migrazioni lavorative intra-UE: modelli, pratiche e traiettorie di mobilita dei cittadini europei' with Mondi Migranti (2016); 'Trafficking Representation' with Anti-Trafficking Review (2016); 'Revolutions' with Feminist Review (2014); and 'Conflicts of Mobility: Migration, Labour and Political Subjectivities' with Subjectivity (2009). 

As part of the Open University led FP7 research project Enacting European Citizenship (2008 - 2011), Rutvica also worked on the political significance of transnational mobility, specifically in relation to European citizenship. Edited monograph, Enacting European Citizenship, to which Rutvica contributed was singled out by the European Commission for its distinctive methodology and ground-breaking results. Rutvica is an associate editor of Organization, a editorial board member of Anti-Trafficking Review and served as an editor of Feminist Review (2009-2020).

Rutvica's work has wide international reach and her writings have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Polish, Greek, Croatian and Mandarin. Thanks to her extremely topical and impact-oriented research, Rutvica has also advised and provided evidence to international stakeholders including the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, Amnesty International, the Home Office and Human Rights Watch.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Gender Research Group
  • Migration Mobilities Bristol
  • Perspectives on Work
  • Global Political Economy
  • MGMT theme Work Futures
  • MGMT Work Organisation and Public Policy


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