Professor of Russian Gender Studies (Central and East European Studies), University of Glasgow

I am PI of a large ESRC funded research project exploring Social Support and Migration in Scotland (SSAMIS) - 2013-2018. The project has studied perspectives and experiences of 'social security' amongst migrants from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Scotland, and how experiences of 'social security' (used in a holistic sense to mean the ways migrants make themselves socially, economically, personally and culturally secure in a new environment) impact upon longer term intentions regarding settlement in Scotland. A further aim of the project is, through its long-term and deep engagement with migrant communities, to deliver new and original empirical data which will prove to be of benefit not only in terms of its academic contribution, but also through its practical and policy relevance.
Findings from the SSAMIS project have fed into a range of policy-related outcomes, including the report 'Choices Ahead: Approaches to lower skilled labour migration after Brexit' produced in collaboration with colleagues at the Centre for Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/sites/default/files/pages/choices_ahead_june2018_0.pdf

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Russian Gender Studies (Central and East European Studies), University of Glasgow

Education

  • 1997 
    University of Bradford, PhD/Russian Studies