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Dr Rutvica AndrijasevicPhD (Utrecht)

Senior Lecturer in Management

Rutvica Andrijasevic

Dr Rutvica AndrijasevicPhD (Utrecht)

Senior Lecturer in Management

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Research interests

Rutvica has a PhD in Women's Studies and previous training in Gender and Culture. 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). Rutvica is a member of the editorial collective Feminist Review and the editorial board of Anti-Trafficking Review

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 impacting on work and employment relations 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). 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's work has wide international reach and her writings have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, 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

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Postal address:
The Priory Road Complex
Priory Road
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published
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    Foxconn beyond China: Capital–labour relations as co-determinants of internationalization

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  5. Published

    The Commercialisation of Migration Control

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  6. Published

    The Figure of the Trafficked Victim: Gender, Rights and Representation

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  7. Published

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Selected awards and activities

  1. Chinese investment in Europe: Business strategies and employment relations

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

  2. The Radical Potential of Gender Theory for Critical Management Engagement

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

  3. Feminist Review (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

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