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Transnational Labour and Social Movements Research Cluster

What we do

The Transnational Labour and Social Movements cluster provides an inclusive environment for researchers and activists to produce collaborative research and promote research-engaged teaching in the areas of social transformation, inequalities and emancipative strategies.

Our cluster fosters non-orthodox, critical and materialist approaches, resting on core values of complexity, cutting edge and comparative research. We aim to carry out practitioner-based research to generate theoretical and empirical contributions and to apply these to student-centred, reflexive pedagogies.

Key research areas include:

  • Social movements and trade unions revitalization: worker labour power, conflict at work, dynamics of voice and exit, union prospects in transformation settings (specifically, in post-communist and post-socialist regions), historical analyses of labour movement formation.
  • International migration, transnational labour mobility: cultures and labour processes, individual trajectories and collective solidarities.
  • Neo-Gramscian epistemologies and emancipative pedagogies: critical, materialist and emancipative approaches to research ethics and methods and their application to the development of student centred, reflexive and engaged research pedagogies.

Contact us

If you are interested in the work of the cluster or attending one of our regular meetings, please contact the cluster leader Claudio Morrison c.morrison@mdx.ac.uk.

We encourage participation and input from a wide range of stakeholders within academia and beyond.

Featured Research

Migration, ethnicity and solidarity: 'multinational workers' in the former Soviet Union. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjir.12518

Research ethics in an unethical world: the politics and morality of engaged research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017017726947

Migration scholarship in post-Soviet Russia: between Western approaches and Eurasian geographies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518769525

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