Book Launch: ‘Women, Work and Mobilities’ by Dr Nihan Akyelken

Join us to celebrate the publication of Dr Nihan Akyelken’s new book ‘Women, Work and Mobility’ (Routledge, 2024). The event will include reflections from Dr Valentina Montoya Robledo (TSU, Oxford), Dr Isabel Ruiz (HMC, Oxford) and Dr Debbie Hopkins, (ContEd & SoGE, Oxford), a response from the book’s author, and an opportunity to discuss the book’s themes. The event will be chaired by Dr Jennie Middleton (TSU, Oxford).

In ‘Women, Work and Mobilities’, Dr Akyelken examines the wider implications of how workers move within and across cities and regions to reach economic opportunities, with a specific focus on women in urban and regional contexts in Turkey. Through her writing, Dr Akyelken reveals specificities and generalisations about mobility patterns of women in low-income households/low-paid jobs and how these change in the existence of urban and regional interventions, such as industrial zoning, urban transformations and mobility restrictions. Through this, she presents new theorisations of work and mobility through labour agency, showing how mobility changes the recruitment and use of labour under state interventions.

This in-person event is free and open to all.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The talk will begin at 17:30, followed by a drinks reception at 18:30.

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