My research examines the trajectories and lived experience of South Asian migrant domestic workers through the lens of precarity, liminal (il)legality and agency. I am also interested in a feminist IPE perspective on migration policy and labour laws, in the South Asia and GCC context. My background is in political economy, graduating from the University of Warwick, UK (MA) and Stella Maris College, India (BA). I am also a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Studies, India and have worked on projects and published in the area of gendered migration flows and South-South migration in India, Saudi Arabia and UAE.
Rajan, S. I., & Joseph, J. (2017). Migration (In) flux: Impact of Legislation on Patterns and Quantum of Irregular Mobility between India and Saudi Arabia. Skilful Survivals: Irregular Migration to the Gulf. Philippe Fargues and Nasra M. Shah (eds.), Gulf Labour Markets and Migration (GLMM) Programme, Gulf Research Centre Cambridge.
Rajan, S. I., & Joseph, J. (2016). Gulf migration in a Time of Regulation: Do Migration Controls and Labour Market Restrictions Produce Irregularity? India Migration Report 2016: Gulf Migration. London: Routledge.
Joseph, J. (2016). Book Review: Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work and Identity. Canadian Women’s Studies, Vol. 31, Nos. 1, 2.
Rajan, S. I., and Joseph, J. (2015). Migrant women at the discourse-policy nexus. India Migration Report 2015: Gender and Migration. London: Routledge
Keywords: Feminist IPE; migration and transnationalism; labour migration; migration policies; reproductive labour; precarious work