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Professor Kyoko Kusakabe

Professor Kyoko Kusakabe

Professor of Gender and Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Gender analysis of labour migration and women in the informal economy


Biography:

Kyoko Kusakabe is Professor of Gender and Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Her work focuses on gender analysis of labor migration and women in the informal economy. Her current work centers around social reproduction of migrant workers, women migrant workers under special economic zones and cross border investments, as well as migration as survival strategies for fishing communities. She co-authored a book, Thailand’s Hidden Workforce: Burmese migrant women factory workers (Zed Books) with Ruth Pearson and co-edited, Gender, mobilities and livelihood transformations (Routledge).