I have been at the department since 2014 as a doctoral researcher and in 2018 I was appointed as a postdoctoral research associate. Prior to coming to Scotland, I worked closely with migrants, refugees and other vulnerable communities in Latin America, mediating conflict with governmental and non-governmental institutions. My research interests lie in the political economy of labour migration, with a particular focus on the relationship between new patterns of migration and strategies for economic development in the Global South. Over the last four years, I have also been involved in different research projects which draw upon community empowerment and sustainable environmental management. My work as a research associate will examine the formation of southern corridors of migration in the Brazilian Amazonian region and the incorporation of migrant workers in need of Humanitarian protection into industries that are part of ‘sustainable development’ agendas.
My research interests focus on the migration-development nexus, employment and regulatory migration frameworks with a particular focus on south-south migration and Latin American development.
- Trabalho Migrante: From research to Action in the pandemic
- Launch of the Centre for the Political Economy of Labour
- Trabalho Migrante: confronting the deficit in labour rights
- Migration and transformation: confronting the deficit in labour rights
- Course on decolonial methods in social and solidarity economies
- XVII Biennial IASC Conference 'In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action'
More professional activities
- So who is building sustainable development? Transforming exploitative labour along southern corridors of migration (ESRC Global Challenges)
- Portes Virginio, Francis Vinicius (Researcher) Garvey, Brian (Principal Investigator) Stewart, Paul (Co-investigator) Alves, José (Co-investigator)
- The participatory research aims to investigate and transform the increasingly widespread link between the concentration of migrants in need of humanitarian protection along migration corridors in the Brazilian Amazonia region; the requirement of large and flexible workforces for large infrastructure projects including construction and agribusiness; exploitative labour conditions in these industries that that are part of ‘sustainable development’ agendas. The project engages workers from Brazil, Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Senegal and various other African states in order to:
document the influence of formal and informal agents on the migrant workers' journey and employment
identify deficits in dignified work and social protection
Collectively propose transformative solutions via a range of media;
facilitate direct social dialogue between migrant workers, project partners and government, industrial, labour and non-profit agencies,at state, regional and national level
- 03-Jan-2018 - 26-Jan-2021
Work, Employment and Organisation
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