Thanos Maroukis

Marie Curie Research Officer, Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath

I worked as a national expert and research coordinator in several inter-disciplinary and large collaborative research projects funded by DG Research and the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Commission, and the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals.

My undergraduate and postgraduate studies were in sociology and the political philosophy of multiculturalism and public policy respectively. They have informed my research in the mobility of migrants and migration policy in the EU. Theoretical insights from economic sociology and political economy have underpinned my empirical studies on migrants working under informal work arrangements across several labour market niches.

I retain and enhance this perspective in my current research, under the acronym Jobs To Rent, the principal aim of which is to systematically explore the social processes and structures framing both the mobility of the migrant worker and the organization of work itself leading to different experiences of the agency work relationship. I do so in a comparative setting across labour markets with different settings of work (welfare, hospitality and agricultural sector) and across two EU countries, UK and Greece, characterized by different political economies and welfare regimes, experiencing different and managing differently migration flows.

Experience

  • –present
    Marie Curie Research Officer, Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath