Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Leverhulme Research Fellowship Success

06 May 2009 |

Professor Ruth Pearson has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to write a book on 'Women's work worldwide: continuity and change'.

This will synthesize her research on these issues over the past 3 decades which began with her path breaking article on "Nimble fingers make cheap workers". It will also draw on her current funded research on Burmese migrant workers in Thailand - supported by the Canadian International Development Research Council and the AHRC funded project on Asian women migrant workers in the UK- which compares the Grunwick strike in the 1970s with the dispute at Heathrow involving women working for the airline catering company Gate Gourmet.

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