Jolin Joseph

Jolin Joseph is a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. Her research considers feminist political economy implications of transnational migration, gendered-racialized precarious labour and immigration policy. Joseph’s SSHRC Vanier funded dissertation unpacks the structural demand for commodified care work through multi-sited research in India and Saudi Arabia. Joseph recently taught a course on Migrant Workers and Human Rights that foregrounds living and working conditions of Caregivers, Agricultural Workers and other migrant and marginal groups in Canada. She has a background in migrant advocacy and was a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, where she collaborated on projects and published in the area of gender, temporary labour mobility and South-South migration.



Migration and Social Policy; Gender and Transnationalism; Domestic Work in Asia

  1. Rajan, S. I. and Joseph, J. (2019). Migrant Domestic Workers in the GCC: Negotiating Contested Policies and Contradictory Policies. Chapter 13, Rajan, S. I. and Oommen, G. Z. (eds) Asianization of Migrant Workers in the Gulf Countries. Springer Nature
  2. Rajan, S. I. and Joseph, J. (2017). Migration (In) flux: Impact of Legislation on Patterns and Quantum of Irregular Mobility between India and Saudi Arabia. Fargues, P. and Shah, N.M. (eds) Skilful Survivals: Irregular Migration to the Gulf, Gulf Research Centre, Cambridge.