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Francis Vinicius Portes Virginio


  • United Kingdom


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Personal Statement

I have been at the department since 2014 as a doctoral researcher and in 2018 I was appointed as a 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.

Research Interests

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.

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Research Output

The mythical shapeshifting of capital and petrification of labour: deepening conflict on the agrofuel frontier

Garvey, B., Souza, E. A., Rodrigues Mendonça, M., dos Santos, C. V. & Portes Virginio, F. V., 30 Sep 2019, In : Antipode. 51, 4, p. 1185-1209 25 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    49 Downloads (Pure)

    The perforated borders of labour migration and the formal state: meta-state and para-state regulation

    Virginio, F. V. P., Garvey, B. & Stewart, P., 3 May 2017, In : Employee Relations. 39, 3, p. 391-407 17 p.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    35 Downloads (Pure)


    The transnational chains of super-exploitation in the 21st century : the experiences of Haitian workers in Brazil

    Author: Portes Virginio, F. V., 27 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Stewart, P. (Supervisor) & Garvey, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    • 1 Organiser of special symposia

    Insecurity for one is insecurity for all: experiences of precarious work across education, the gig economy and beyond

    Kendra Briken (Organiser), Brian Garvey (Organiser), Francis Vinicius Portes Virginio (Organiser), Paul Stewart (Participant)
    22 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia