Re/defining Essential Work through Migration during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This webinar was aimed to explore the intersection of three debates that converged ever closer during the COVID-19 pandemic: (i) the change of productive and reproductive work under advanced capitalism with an emphasis on the informal and gig economy; (ii) the relation between migration and social class, which has challenged discussions of cultural capital as merely transported across borders (iii) the broken link between valorisation and remuneration of 'essential work' under the COVID-19 pandemic. We also aimed to lay the foundation for a larger process of rethinking the link between migration, labour, social mobility in large processes of social transformation.
Period23 Apr 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBuenos Aires, Argentina
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • labour process
  • migration
  • essential work
  • COVID-19
  • pandemic
  • precarity
  • inequality
  • platform work