Room Manton 10.131
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT UK
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Dr Louise Waite is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests span migration, citizenship and belonging; with a particular focus on unfree/forced labour and exploitative work among asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. She has published on these themes in a range of peer reviewed journals and in recent books: Vulnerability, exploitation and migrants: Insecure work in a globalised economy (with H. Lewis, G. Craig, & K. Skrivankova, Palgrave, 2015); Precarious lives: forced labour, exploitation and asylum (with H. Lewis, S. Hodkinson & P. Dwyer, Policy Press, 2014) and Citizenship, belonging and intergenerational...
- Waite L; Lewis H (2017) Precarious Irregular Migrants and Their Sharing Economies: A Spectrum of Transactional Laboring Experiences, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, pp.1-15. doi: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1270188
- Cook J; Waite L (2016) ‘I think I'm more free with them'—Conflict, Negotiation and Change in Intergenerational Relations in African Families Living in Britain, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42, pp.1388-1402. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1073578
- Dwyer P; Hodkinson S; Lewis H; Waite L (2016) Socio-legal status and experiences of forced labour among asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 32, pp.182-198. doi: 10.1080/21699763.2016.1175961
- Lewis H; Dwyer P; Hodkinson S; Waite L (2015) Hyper-precarious lives: Migrants, work and forced labour in the Global North, Progress in Human Geography, 39, pp.580-600. doi: 10.1177/0309132514548303
- Lewis H; Waite L (2015) Asylum, immigration restrictions and exploitation: hyper-precarity as a lens for understanding and tackling forced labour, Anti-Trafficking Review, 5, pp.50-68. doi: 10.14197/atr.20121554
- Understanding the role of faith-based organisations in anti-trafficking. ESRC project starting April 2017.
- "Negating Humanity": Modern Slavery in its Historical Context and its Implications for Policy’.
- Platform on forced labour and asylum.