Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic

Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic

Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic
Senior Lecturer in Management

The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 954 6905

Department of Management

Personal profile

Rutvica joined University of Bristol in 2015, having previously worked at the University of Leicester's School of Management, Department of International Studies at the Open University, and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at University of Oxford. Rutvica gained her PhD in Women’s Studies from the University of Utrecht in 2004 and her MA from the Central European University in Budapest.


Rutvica has a PhD in Women's Studies and previous training in Gender and Culture. She is the author of Agency, Migration and Citizenship in Sex Trafficking (Palgrave, 2010) a researh monograph that explores the informal recruitment and work practices such as those in human trafficking and interrogates the link between migration, gendered organisation of the labour markets and citizenship. She is the co-editor of the volume Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China (ETUI, 2016) and of several special issues such as 'Foreign Workers: On the Other Side of Sexual, Gendered, Political and Ethical Borders' with Organization (2019); 'Digital Labour' with Feminist Review (2019); 'Le migrazioni lavorative intra-UE: modelli, pratiche e traiettorie di mobilita dei cittadini europei' with Mondi Migranti (2016); 'Trafficking Representation' with Anti-Trafficking Review (2016); 'Revolutions' with Feminist Review (2014); and 'Conflicts of Mobility: Migration, Labour and Political Subjectivities' with Subjectivity (2009). Rutvica is a member of the editorial collective Feminist Review and the editorial board of Anti-Trafficking Review

Rutvica's area of expertise is gender and political economy and her interest is in how cross-border mobility came to occupy a vital place in political struggle over citizenship and labour market access. Her current research investigates the globalisation of Chinese firms, and studies the ways in which ‘Chinese’ modes of production and management are impacting on work and employment relations in Europe. Her research on electronics industry in Eastern Europe engages a wide variety of audiences such as academics, policy makers, trade unions and NGOs (see the policy brief @ PolicyBristol or a set of short articles on Foxconn @ OpenDemocracy). As part of the Open University led FP7 research project Enacting European Citizenship (2008 - 2011), Rutvica also worked on the political significance of transnational mobility, specifically in relation to European citizenship. Edited monograph, Enacting European Citizenship, to which Rutvica contributed was singled out by the European Commission for its distinctive methodology and ground-breaking results.

Rutvica's work has wide international reach and her writings have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Greek, Croatian and Mandarin. Thanks to her extremely topical and impact-oriented research, Rutvica has also advised and provided evidence to international stakeholders including the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, Amnesty International, the Home Office and Human Rights Watch. 


ECONM1013 Management

AFACM0015 Approaches to Migration and Mobility Studies

Fields of interest

Globalisation, migration and labour; Global firms; Citizenship; Human trafficking; Gender/sexuality studies; Border studies; Qualitative methods; Interdisciplinary textual analysis, Ethnography; Visual Culture Studies.

Key publications

  1. Andrijasevic, R, Pun, N & Sacchetto, D, 2019, ‘Transgressing North-South divide: Foxconn Production Regimes in China and the Czech Republic’. Critical Sociology.
  2. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘'Disappearing Workers’: Foxconn in Europe and the changing role of Temporary Work Agencies’. Work, Employment and Society, vol 31., pp. 54-70
  3. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2016, ‘From labour migration to labour mobility?: The return of the multinational worker in Europe’. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research , vol 22., pp. 219-231
  4. Andrijasevic, R, Sacchetto, D & Drahokoupil, J, 2016, ‘Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China’. European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
  5. Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘Trafficking: Not a Neutral Concept’. in: Irregular Migration, Trafficking and Smuggling of Human Beings: Policy Dilemmas in the EU. CEPS, Brussels, pp. 58
  6. Andrijasevic, R, 2014, ‘The Figure of the Trafficked Victim: Gender, Rights and Representation’. in: Mary Evans, Clare Hemmings, Marsha Henry, Hazel Johnstone, Sumi Madhok, Ania Plomien, Sadie Wearing (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 359-373
  7. Andrijasevic, R, 2010, ‘Migration, Agency and Citizenship in Sex Trafficking’. Palgrave Macmillan
  8. Andrijasevic, R & Walters, W, 2010, ‘The international organization for migration and the international government of borders’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol 28., pp. 977-999
  9. Andrijasevic, R, 2009, ‘Sex on the Move. Gender, Subjectivity and Differential Inclusion’. Subjectivity, vol 29., pp. 389-406
  10. Andrijasevic, R, 2007, ‘Beautiful dead bodies: Gender, migration and representation in anti-trafficking campaigns’. Feminist Review., pp. 24-44

Latest publications

  1. Andrijasevic, R, Rhodes, C & Yu, KH, 2019, ‘Foreign workers: On the other side of gendered, racial, political and ethical borders’. Organization, vol 26., pp. 313-320
  2. Andrijasevic, R & Novitz, T, 2018, ‘The Intersection of National and Transnational Regulations for Protection of Posted Workers - the case of failure in Slovakian Tech Supply Chains’.
  3. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘Il just-in-time della vita. Reti di produzione globale e compressione spazio-temporale alla Foxconn’. Stato e Mercato, vol 3., pp. 383-420
  4. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘Sistema contemporáneo de migración laboral y gestión en Europa’. in: JO Garcia (eds) Migración y trabajo en el capitalismo global. Gedisa, Mexico City, pp. 115
  5. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘Sistema contemporaneo di immigrazione per lavoro e gestione in Europa’. in: JO Garcia (eds) Migrazione e lavoro nel capitalismo globale. Gedisa, Mexico City, pp. 111-134
  6. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘Il lavoratore multinazionale in Europa: costrizioni e mobilitazioni’. in: Sandro Chignola, Devi Sacchetto (eds) Le reti del valore: Migrazioni, produzione e governo della crisi. DeriveApprodi, Rome, pp. 12-31
  7. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2016, ‘Foxconn beyond China: Capital–labour relations as co-determinants of internationalization’. in: Chris Smith , Mingwei Liu (eds) China at Work. A Labour Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 337-360
  8. Sacchetto, D, Vianello, F & Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘Introduzione. Le migrazioni lavorative intra-UE: modelli, pratiche e traiettorie di mobilità dei cittadini europei’. Mondi Migranti , vol 3., pp. 23-31
  9. Sacchetto, D, Vianello, F & Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘Special Issue: I processi migratori interni all' Unione Europea’. Mondi Migranti , vol 2016., pp. 7-191
  10. Andrijasevic, R & Mai, N, 2016, ‘Special Issue—Trafficking Representations’. Anti-Trafficking Review.
  11. Andrijasevic, R & Rhodes, C, 2016, ‘CFP: Foreign Workers: On The Other Side of Gendered, Political and Ethical Borders’.
  12. Andrijasevic, R & Mai, N, 2016, ‘CALL FOR PAPERS: Trafficking Representations’. Anti-Trafficking Review.
  13. Andrijasevic, R & Mai, N, 2016, ‘Trafficking (in) Representations: Understanding the Recurrent Appeal of Victimhood and Slavery in Neoliberal Times’. Anti-Trafficking Review., pp. 1-10
  14. Sacchetto, D & Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘The case of Foxconn in Turkey: benefiting from free labour and anti-union policy’. in: Jan Drahokoupil , Rutvica Andrijasevic, Devi Sacchetto (eds) Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China. European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels, pp. 113-130
  15. Andrijasevic, R, Drahokoupil, J & Sacchetto, D, 2016, ‘Introduction’. in: Jan Drahokoupil, Rutvica Andrijasevic, Devi Sacchetto (eds) Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China. European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), Brussels, pp. 7-18
  16. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2015, ‘Introduction. Migrant Workers and New Forms of Exploitation. Europe and Beyond.’. South Atlantic Quarterly, vol 114., pp. 192-194
  17. Sacchetto, D & Andrijasevic, R, 2015, ‘Beyond China: Foxconn's assembly plants in Europe’. South Atlantic Quarterly, vol 114., pp. 215-224
  18. Andrijasevic, R, 2015, ‘The Commercialisation of Migration Control’. in: Bridget Anderson, Vanessa Hughes (eds) Citizenship and its Others . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke , pp. 89-94
  19. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2015, ‘Dalla Cina all'Europa: l'onda lunga della Foxconn’. in: Nella fabbrica globale. Vite al lavoro e resistenza operaia nei laboratori della Foxconn. Ombre Corte, Verona, pp. 187-216
  20. Andrijasevic, R, Hamilton, C & Hemmings, C, 2014, ‘Re-imagining revolutions’. Feminist Review, vol 106., pp. 1-8
  21. Andrijasevic, R, 2014, ‘‘The Struggle for Europe’’. in: B Blaagaard, I Van der Tuin (eds) The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts. Bloomsbury, pp. 208-213
  22. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2014, ‘Made in the EU: Foxconn in the Czech Republic’. WorkingUSA, vol 17., pp. 391-415
  23. Andrijasevic, R & Khalili, L, 2013, ‘Water’. Feminist Review, vol 103., pp. 1-4
  24. Andrijasevic, R, 2013, ‘Migration and Sex Work, Europe’. in: I Ness (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Cambridge University Press, pp. 2740-2744
  25. Andrijasevic, R, 2013, ‘Acts of citizenship as methodology’. in: Enacting European Citizenship. Cambridge University Press, pp. 47-65
  26. Andrijasevic, R, Aradau, C, Huysmans, J & Squire, V, 2012, ‘European citizenship unbound: Sex work, mobility, mobilisation’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol 30., pp. 497-514
  27. Andrijasevic, R, 2011, ‘Eastern European Prostitutes in Western Europe since the 1980’s’. in: KJ Blake, PC Emmer, L Lucassen, J Oltmer (eds) The Encyclopaedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe. Cambridge University Press, pp. 341
  28. Andrijasevic, R, 2010, ‘DEPORTED: The right to asylum at EU's external border of Italy and Libya’. International Migration, vol 48., pp. 148-174
  29. Andrijasevic, R, 2010, ‘From Exception to Excess: Detention and Deportations across the Mediterranean Space’. in: N de Genova, N Peutz (eds) The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement. Duke University Press, pp. 147-165
  30. Andrijasevic, R & Anderson, B, 2009, ‘Anti-trafficking campaigns: Decent honest truthful’. Feminist Review, vol 92., pp. 151-155
  31. Andrijasevic, R, 2008, ‘(Im)mpositions of (Im)mobility: Women, Sex Work Migration and Representation in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns’. in: New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions. Löcker Verlag, pp. 117-132
  32. Andrijasevic, R, 2008, ‘Geometries of Passion. A Conversation with Rosi Braidotti’. in: M Grzinic, R Reitsamer (eds) New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions., pp. 21-30
  33. Andrijasevic, R, 2007, ‘Problematizing Trafficking for the Sex Sector: A Case of Eastern European Women in the EU’. in: S van Walsung, T Spijkerboer (eds) Women and Immigration Law: New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes. Routledge Cavendish
  34. Andrijasevic, R, 2006, ‘Lampedusa in focus: Migrants caught between the Libyan desert and the deep sea’. Feminist Review., pp. 119-124
  35. Andrijasevic, R, 2006, ‘Problematising trafficking for the sex sector: A case of eastern European women in the EU’. in: Women and Immigration Law: New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes. Routledge Cavendish, pp. 86-103
  36. Andrijasevic, R & Bracke, S, 2003, ‘"Venir À la connaissance, venir à la politique": Réflexion sur des pratiques féministes du réseau NextGENDERation’. Multitudes, vol 12., pp. 81-88

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