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 im/migration 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
- 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
- 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.