Presentation

Karen is a PhD Student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at the Department of Global Political Studies. She has an academic background in Anthropology (BA, University of Copenhagen) and Middle Eastern Studies (M.A., the American University of Beirut), and a professional background in teaching, consultancy, and advocacy work for labor and migrant rights. Karen’s research aims to examine options for (re)organizing labor processes of social reproduction, particularly forms of migrant labor in the context of global neoliberal transformations. Specifically, it seeks to explore the challenges and options that social movements and trade unions face when attempting to organize migrant labor defined by precarity, informality, and temporality within, for example, the care, agricultural, transportation, and service sectors.