About the Team

Michelle BuckleyDr. Michelle Buckley (principal investigator) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough and an urban geographer whose research considers migration, work & employment and urbanization. She has focused on migrant construction workers’ role in building cities, and theorizes the social relations of urbanization through the lens of precarious construction work and employment. Other recent research has examined the urban impacts of political economic restructuring in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Recent articles have been published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.
Bridget AndersonProfessor Bridget Anderson (collaborator) is Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS at the University of Oxford. She is a sociologist by training who has published extensively on labour migration and low-wage labour markets, immigration policy and enforcement, and citizenship, nationalism and the state. Her most recent book is Us and Them? The dangerous politics of immigration control (Oxford: OUP). Co-edited volumes include ‘Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy’ with Martin Ruhs (2010) and ‘The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation’ with Matthew Gibney and Emanuela Paoletti (2013).
Emily Reid-MussonEmily Reid-Musson (research assistant) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto whose dissertation examines the lived dimensions of unfree waged work in agricultural labour migration to Ontario, through ethnographic and archival lenses. She has been influenced by theories of labour geography, mobility, citizenship and the production of space and nature, as well as thinking through constructions of ‘Canada’ using a critical and transnational focus. The efforts of migrant justice, labour and community-based volunteer groups inspire her research.