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Professor Cathy McIlwaine

McIlwaine, Professor Cathy

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Tel: 020 7848 2243

Email: cathy.mcilwaine@kcl.ac.uk

Office: Bush House North East Wing, Room 6.06

 

 

 

 

 

Biography

Prior to King's, Cathy held positions in the Geography Departments at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1994-5) and at Queen Mary University of London (1995-2017). She also worked at the World Bank as a Social Scientist Research Project Manager (1-year secondment) in Washington D.C (1998-9). Cathy has served as a trustee for the following oganisations: Carila Latin American Welfare Group (2006-9), Children Change Colombia (2010-17) and Latin Elephant (2014-present). She is also an advisory board member of the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (2017-present) and the Instituto Maria e Joao Aleixo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (2017-present) and is an Advisory Council Member, for the Institute of Latin American Studies, London (2013-present).

For more information, see cathymcilwaine.info

Research interests

Cathy’s research revolves around issues of gender, poverty and violence in cities of the global South, especially in Latin America, but also in South East Asia and southern Africa. In the last 15 years she has also worked on transnational migration in relation to low-paid migrant workers in London on an ESRC-funded project, Global Cities at Work as well as on the Latin American community in London on a range of projects funded by the Trust for London, ESRC Newton Fund, Leverhulme Trust and British Academy. This work has addressed transnational livelihoods, citizenship and political participation among migrants especially from a gendered perspective.

Most recently she has directed a collaborative ESRC project on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) among Brazilian migrants in London and among those living in a marginal urban community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was a large collaboration with Paul Heritage of Peoples' Palace Project at Queen Mary University of London, the Latin American Women's Rights Service, Casa Latin American Theatre Festival, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Redes da Mare.

She is currently working on a project, Step Up Migrant Women, which examines the experiences of gender-based violence among migrant women with insecure immigration status (with the Latin American Women's Rights Service).

Cathy's research has always involved researching at the interface of policy and academic research through a wide range of collaborations with international organisation and local civil society groups in London and elsewhere, as well as with arts and theatre organisations.

Specific research interests and PhD supervision

Cathy has extensive expertise in supervising PhD students including on the following:

  • Culture and mobilities in Mexico City
  • Political participation among Polish migrants in Northern Ireland
  • Bolivian migration and political transnationalism in Chile
  • Gender, the state and employment in India: a study of public sector banks
  • Gender and Ecuadorian migration to Spain
  • Religious transnationalism and everyday practices among Brazilians in London
  • Labour organising among sex workers in Argentina
  • Colombian migrants and Latin American Publics in London
  • Gender and political organising among the Colombian diaspora in London and Madrid
  • Youth, violence and citizenship in East London
  • Youth, social capital and social exclusion in Guatemala

She is interested in supervising PhDs on the following:

  • Gender and cities in the global South
  • Violence Against Women and Girls in the global South and among migrants in the UK
  • Latin London: the Latin American migrant community in London
  • Transnational livelihoods
  • Migrant labour
  • Migrant citizenship and political participation 
Teaching

Cathy’s teaching focuses on gender and development in the global South, transnational migration and Latin American London. 

 

Publications

Books

Krenzinger, M., Sousa Silva, E., McIlwaine, C. and Heritage, P. (eds) (2018) Dores que Libertam: Falas de Mulheres das Favelas sa Mare, no Rio de Janeiro sobre Violencias, Appris Editora, Rio de Janeiro.

Chant, S, and McIlwaine, C. (2016) Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South: An Anatomy of a Feminised Urban Future, Routledge, London.

McIlwaine, C. (2011) (ed) Cross-Border Migration among Latin Americans: European Perspectives and Beyond, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Wills, J; Datta, K; Evans, Y; Herbert, J; May, J; McIlwaine, C. (2010) Global Cities at Work: New Migrant Divisions of Labour, Pluto, London.

Chant, S, and McIlwaine, C. (2009) Geographies of Development in the 21st Century: an Introduction to the Global South, Edward Elgar, London.

Moser, C, and McIlwaine, C. (2004) Encounters with Violence in Latin America: Urban Poor Perceptions from Colombia and Guatemala, Routledge: London.

McIlwaine, C. and Willis, K (eds) (2002) Challenges and Change in Middle America: Perspectives on Development in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, Prentice Hall: Harlow.

Moser, C, and McIlwaine, C. (2001) Violence in a Post-Conflict Context: Urban Poor Perceptions from Guatemala, Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Series, World Bank: Washington D.C. (also in Spanish).

Moser, C, and McIlwaine, C. (2000) Urban Poor Perceptions of Violence and Exclusion in Colombia, Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Series, World Bank: Washington D.C. (also in Spanish).

Chant, S, and McIlwaine, C.  (1998) Three Generations, Two Genders, One World: Women and Men in a Changing Century, Zed Press: London.

Chant, S, and McIlwaine, C. (1995) Women of a Lesser Cost: Female Labour, Foreign Exchange and Philippine Development, Pluto Press: London (also published by Ateneo de Manila University Press: Manila).

Journal articles

Since 2000:

McIlwaine, C. and Bunge, D. (forthcoming) Onward Precarity, Mobility and Migration among Latin Americans in London, Antipode.

McIlwaine, C. and Evans, Y. (forthcoming) Urban Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in transnational perspective: reflections from Brazilian women in London, International Development Planning Review.

McIlwaine, C. and Bermudez, A. (2015) Ambivalent citizenship and extra-territorial voting among Colombians in London and Madrid, Global Networks. 15:4, 385-402.

McIlwaine, C. (2015) Legal Latins: Creating webs and practices of immigration status among Latin American migrants in London, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 41: 3, 493–511.

McIlwaine, C. (2015) Legal Latins: Creating webs and practices of immigration status among Latin American migrants in London, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 41: 3, 493–511. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2014.931803

McIlwaine, C. and Bermudez, A. (2015) Ambivalent citizenship and extra-territorial voting among Colombians in London and Madrid, Global Networks. 15:4, 385-402. DOI: 10.1111/glob.12076

Moser, C.O.N. and McIlwaine, C. (2015) Nuevas fronteras en los conflictos y las violencias urbanas en el siglo XXI, Medio Ambiente y Urbanización, 82:1, 69-79.

Moser, C.O.N. and McIlwaine, C. (2014) Editorial: New frontiers in twenty-first century urban conflict and violence, Environment and Urbanization, 26:2, 331-344.

McIlwaine, C. (2014) Everyday urban violence and transnational displacement of Colombian urban migrants to London, UK, Environment and Urbanization, 26:2, 417-426.

Chant, S, and McIlwaine, C. (2013) Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space, E-IR.

McIlwaine, C. (2013) Urbanisation and gender-based violence: exploring the paradoxes in the Global South, Environment and Urbanization, 25:1, 65-79.

Chant, S. and McIlwaine, C. (2013) Gendered urban prosperity and women’s empowerment in 21st century cities, Camera Blu. Rivista di Studi di Genere, 7 (Le politiche del presente) (DOI: 10.6092/1827-9198/1367) ().

McIlwaine, C. (2012) Constructing transnational social spaces among Latin American migrants in Europe: perspectives from the UK, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5: 2, 271-288.

McIlwaine, C. and Bermudez, A. (2011) The gendering of political and civic participation among Colombian migrants in London, Environment and Planning A, 43, 1499-1513.

McIlwaine, C. (2010) Migrant machismos: exploring gender ideologies and practices among Latin American migrants in London from a multi-scalar perspective, Gender, Place and Culture, 17:3, 281–300.

May, J., Wills, J, Datta, K, Evans, Y, Herbert, J, and McIlwaine, C. (2010) Global cities at work: Migrant labour in low paid employment in London, The London Journal, 35:1, 85–99.

Datta, K., McIlwaine, C, Evans, Y, Herbert, J, May, J, and Wills, J (2010) A migrant ethic of care? Negotiating care and caring among migrant workers in London's low pay economy. Feminist Review, 94, 93-116.

May, J., Datta, K, Evans, Y, Herbert, J., McIlwaine, C. and Wills, J. (2010) Migrant workers and the global city, Sociology Review, 20:2, 13-16.

Wills, J., Datta, K, Evans, Y, Herbert, J, May, J, McIlwaine, C. (2009) Religion at work: The role of faith-based organisations in the London living wage campaign. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 443–461.

Datta, K., McIlwaine, C., Evans, Y., Herbert, J., May, J. and Wills, J. (2009) Men on the move: narratives of migration and work among low paid migrant men in London, Social and Cultural Geography, 10: 8, 853-873.

Wills, J., May, J, Datta, K, Evans, Y, Herbert, J, McIlwaine, C. (2009) London’s migrant division of labour. European Urban and Regional Studies, 16: 3, 257-271.

Herbert, J., May, J., Wills, J, Datta, K., Evans, Y. and McIlwaine, C. (2008) ‘Multicultural living?’ Experiences of everyday racism amongst Ghanaian migrants in London, European Urban and Regional Studies, 15: 2, 103-117.

McIlwaine, C. (2007) From Local to Global to Transnational Civil Society: Re-framing Development Perspectives on the Non-state Sector. Geography Compass, 1: 6, 1252–1281. See also Teaching and Learning Guide (2008) Geography Compass, 2, 1-7.

Evans, Y., Wills, J, Datta, K, Herbert, J, McIlwaine, C. and May, J (2007) Subcontracting by stealth in London’s Hotels: Impacts and implications for labour organising, Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society, 10, 85-97.

May, J., Wills, J, Datta, K, Evans, Y, Herbert, J and McIlwaine, C (2007) Keeping London working: global cities, the British state, and London's new migrant division of labour, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers NS, 32, 151-167.

Datta, K., McIlwaine, C, Wills, J, Evans, Y, Herbert, J, and May, J (2007) The new development finance or exploiting migrant labour? Remittance sending among low-paid migrant workers in London, International Development Planning Review, 29:1, 43-67.

Datta, K., McIlwaine, C., Evans, Y., Herbert, J., May, J., and Wills, J. (2007) From coping strategies to tactics: London’s low-pay economy and migrant labour, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 45:2, 409-438.

Moser, C. and McIlwaine, C. (2006) Latin American urban violence as a development concern: towards a framework for violence reduction, World Development, 34:1, 89-112.

McIlwaine, C. and Datta, K. (2004) ‘Endangered youth?’ Youth, gender and sexualities in urban Botswana, Gender, Place and Culture, 11:4, 483-512.

McIlwaine, C. and Moser, C. (2004) Drugs, alcohol and community tolerance: An urban ethnography from Colombia and Guatemala, Environment and Urbanization, 16:2, 49-62.

McIlwaine, C. and Moser, C. (2003) Poverty, violence and livelihood security in urban Colombia and Guatemala, Progress in Development Studies, 3:2, 113-130.

Williams, G. and McIlwaine, C. (2003) Guest editorial introduction: entanglements of participation: the theory and practice of attacking poverty, Progress in Development Studies, 3:2, 93-97.

McIlwaine, C. and Moser, C. (2001) Violence and Social Capital in Urban Poor Communities: Perspectives from Colombia and Guatemala. Journal of International Development, 13:7, 965-984.

Datta, K. and McIlwaine, C. (2000) ‘Empowered leaders’? Perspectives on women heading households in Latin America and Southern Africa. Gender and Development, 8:3, 40-49

Research reports

McIlwaine, C. and Evans, Y. (2018) We can't fight in the dark: Violence Against Women and Girls among Brazilians in London

McIlwaine, C. and Bunge, D. (2016) Towards Visibility: the Latin American Community in London, Trust for London, London.

McIlwaine, C., Cock, J. C., and Linneker, B. (2011) No Longer Invisible: The Latin American Community in London, Trust for London: London.

Latin American community in London (full).

Latin American community in London (short).

 

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