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 seeks to combine perspectives of social reproduction, political ecology, and labor relations by examining options for (re)organizing labor within food production chains in the neoliberal era. Specifically, it aims at analyzing the challenges and options that social and labor movements, trade unions, and self-organized groups encounter when attempting to organize seasonal/temporary, precarious, and/or migrant labor within the agricultural and distribution sectors.