Managing Migrants’ Mobility in Central and Eastern Europe:
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Rutvica Andrijasevic holds a doctorate in Women’s Studies from Utrecht University (thesis title: Trafficking in Women and the Politics of Mobility in Europe) and is specialized in the area of migration, gender and European enlargement. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and an Open Society Institute International Policy Fellow researching the role of non-state actors in regulating migratory movements in Europe. She is also part of the research team of Transit Migration, a German based interdisciplinary arts and science project addressing the topics of European enlargement, EU’s southern/eastern borders, and migration as a social movement. Over the last 7 years of her academic and professional career, Rutvica Andrijasevic has gained an in depth experience of the scholarship on migration as well as of the European policies in the area of Justice and Home Affairs. She has on-going collaboration with several universities, NGOs and EU institutions. Her main areas of interest and specialization are: Trafficking in Women, Gender and Migration, Borders, Citizenship and European enlargement. She has addressed these issues in her publications for journals Revue européenne des migrations internationals, Feminist Review, Studi Culturali, DeriveApprodi, Multitudes and Les Cahiers du genre.

Dissertation abstract:

Trafficking in Women and the Politics of Mobility in Europe

Based on women's narratives, representation and policy analysis this study examines the topic of trafficking in women from East to West Europe for the sex sector. It approaches trafficking from the perspective of migration and situates it within the context of European Union's enlargement process. Though an interdisciplinary framework this dissertation points to the ways in which trafficking rhetoric is implicated in upholding the hierarchical power relations and access to citizenship in the enlarged Europe.

Key words: trafficking in women, prostitution, gender studies, East-West Europe, migration, new borders, citizenship, enlargement, International Organization for Migration

ecent publications:

Andrijasevic, R (forthcoming), 'Problematizing Trafficking for the Sex Sector: A Case of Eastern European Women in the EU', in S. van Walsung and T. Spijkerboer (eds), Women and Immigration Law: New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes, Glasshouse: London.

Andrijasevic, R. (2005) ‘Beautiful Dead Bodies: Gender, Migration and Representation in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns’ in Arbeitsgruppe moving..on... (eds.) moving..on... Handlungen an Grenzen – Strategien zum Antirassistischen Handeln, NGBK: Berlin. (Trans. German)

Andrijasevic, R. (2005), ‘La traite des femmes d’Europe de l’Est en Italie’ Revue européenne des migrations internationals Vol 21(1) pp. 155-175, Special bilingual issue (ed) M. Morokvasic, (invited contribution) (Trans. French)

Andrijasevic, R. (2004), ‘Razlike kao proizvod granica: (Ne) zakonit boravak, migracija i 'trgovina ženama' u Italiji među ženama iz Istočne Europe koje se bave prostitucijom’ Treća Vol VI(2) (Trans. Croatian)

Andrijasevic, R. (2004) ‘I confini fanno la differenza. (Il)legalità, migrazione e tratta in Italia dall’est europeo’, Studi Culturali 1:1, pp. 59-82 (Andrijasevic 2003 Trans. Italian)

Andrijasevic, R. (2004), ‘Detention Camps in Italy Today’, a Book Review of Federica Sossi’s “Autobiografie negate. Immigrati nei lager del presente”, Feminist Europa Vol. 4, N. 1, pp. 12-14 (invited contribution)

Andrijasevic, R. (2003) ‘The Difference Borders Make: (Il)legality, Migration and Trafficking in Italy among Eastern European Women in Prostitution’ in S. Ahmed, C. Castaneda, A. Fortier, M. Sheller (eds.) Uprootings/ Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration. Oxford: Berg.

Andrijasevic, R. (2002), 'Europe does not make us dream. An interview with Rosi Braidotti', DeriveApprodi 22.

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This research project is funded by International Policy Fellowship, Open Society Institute, Budapest
and supported by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Bruxelles

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