UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (External organisation)

Activity: MembershipAdvisory Group


Member of the project advisory group for the ESRC study on ‘Undocumented Migrants, Ethnic Enclaves and Networks: Opportunities, traps or class-based constructs’

The study examines the ways in which undocumented migrants and their employers use social networks and other resources in relation to job seeking and work and how working relationships operate within frameworks of ethnicity, class and gender. Any additional disadvantages that might exist as a consequence of imbalanced power relationships due to immigration status and the extent to which employment relationships within ethnic enclave employment replicate or differ from employment relationships in general are examined. We are concerned to understand the ways in which being undocumented intersects with employment experiences and decision making about work and recruitment from both the perspectives of migrants and their employers, while engaging critically with theories of social capital.