Projects per year
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.
Academic / Professional qualifications
I hold a BA in Psychology from the State University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a Double Master’s degree in Intercultural Mediation from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the University of Lille 3 (France), with complementary studies in Gender Theory and Forced Migration at UNAM in Mexico.
So who is building sustainable development? Transforming exploitative labour along southern corridors of migration (ESRC Global Challenges)
3/09/18 → 26/02/21
The mythical shapeshifting of capital and petrification of labour: deepening conflict on the agrofuel frontierGarvey, 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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)55 Downloads (Pure)
The perforated borders of labour migration and the formal state: meta-state and para-state regulationVirginio, F. V. P., Garvey, B. & Stewart, P., 3 May 2017, In : Employee Relations. 39, 3, p. 391-407 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)38 Downloads (Pure)
The transnational chains of super-exploitation in the 21st century : the experiences of Haitian workers in BrazilAuthor: Portes Virginio, F. V., 27 Sep 2019
Supervisor: Stewart, P. (Supervisor) & Garvey, B. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
25 Jun 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of special symposia
27 May 2020 → 29 May 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of major conference