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Migration and social reproduction in a intersectional perspective

Publicado em: Migration and social reproduction in a intersectional perspective

Moderadora: Carla Panico (Doutoranda CES/FEUC)


This seminar is based on Sabrina Marchetti’s recent book ‘Migration and domestic work‘ (Springer 2022) in which she deals with the recent scholarly debate on the experience of migrant domestic workers, at the global level. In this seminar, Marchetti will tackle the nexus between migration and domestic work with a multi-layered approach. She will look into the issue of (paid) domestic work in migratory contexts by challenging the notion of feminization of migration and proposing an intersectional understanding of gender divisions in social reproduction, in the process of the transnational marketization of care. She will also discuss the results of the DomEQUAL project to show how (migrant) domestic workers organize collectively to resist the exploitation in the sector and improve the social representation of their jobs.


Notas biográficas

Sabrina Marchetti is Associate Professor in Sociology at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She is mainly specialised on issues of gender, racism, labour, migration and social movements, with a specific focus on the question of migrant domestic and care work.

In the past, she has worked at the European University Institute as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and Jean Monnet Fellow. She has been post-doctoral fellow at the Gender Excellence Programme of Linköping University in Sweden. She holds a Phd from the Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht University. She has been the Principal Investigator of a Starting Grant project funded by the European Research Council entitled ‘DomEQUAL: Paid domestic work and global inequalities’ (2016-21) about the labour rights of paid domestic and care workers in India, Philippines, Taiwan, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Spain. She is currently the coordinator of the Italian team for the Horizon Europe research project ‘I-CLAIM: Improving the living and labour conditions of irregularized migrant households in Europe’ (2023-26).

Her books in English are ‘Black Girls. Migrant Domestic Workers and Colonial Legacies’ (Brill, 2014), ‘Employers, Agencies and Immigration: Paying for Care’ (Ashgate 2015, with Anna Triandafyllidou), ‘Global domestic workers: intersectional inequalities and struggles for rights’ (Bristol UP 2021, with Giulia Garofalo Geymonat and Daniela Cherubini) and more recently ‘Migration and Domestic Work’ (Springer, 2022). For her full list of publications visit:


Carla Panico is a doctoral student in Postcolonialism and Global Citizenship at CES/FEUC – University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is a member of the ‘Societá italiana delle Storiche’ – Italian Research Society of Women History. Since 2022, she co-organizes the Summer School ‘Endangered Theories. Standing by Critical Race Theory in the Age of Ultraviolence’ at the Centre for Social Studies (CES).



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