Jenny Jungehülsing


Promotionskolleg Global Social Policies and Governance
Universität Kassel
FB 05 – Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Nora-Platiel-Str. 1
34109 Kassel

Tel.: +49-561 804-7658



Dissertation Topic

Migration and Labor Unions. On the Impact of Transnational Social Relations on International Labor Solidarity

Academic career

May – June 2014: Academic exchange at Universidad de Granada, academic exchange program ‘Scholars in Residence’, funded by the Goethe Institut

October 2013 – February 2014: Visiting researcher at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), UCLA, Los Angeles

Since 2011: PhD student at the international doctoral programme Global Social Policies and Governance, Universität Kassel

2008/2009/2010: Research stays in Morelos, Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico

2002-2008: Study of political science at Freie Universität Berlin and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City

Publications and Presentations

2016: Building Bridges Between the Labor Movement and Transnational Migration Research: What Potential for International Solidarity? in: Scipes, Kim (ed): Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization, Haymarket Books, Chicago

2015: Last Call for Solidarity. Perspektiven grenzüberschreitenden Handelns von Gewerkschaften. VSA (with Sarah Bormann, Shuwen Bian, Martina Hartung and Florian Schubert (ed.))

2015: Labour in the Era of Transnational Migration: What Prospects for International Solidarity? in: Bieler, A./Erne, R./Golden, D./Kjeldstadli, K./Matos, T./Stan, S. (ed.): Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisis, Rowman & Littlefield. London/New York

: Selbstverwaltete Betriebe und Gewerkschaften – eine Allianz mit Zukunft? Die United Electrical Workers und die New Era Windows Cooperative in Chicago; Emanzipation, vol. 4, No. 1, July 2014

2014: Review on ‘Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing‘, by Jamie McCallum; British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 52, issue 4, December 2014

2014: Forschende Aktivist_innen und Aktivistische Forscher_innen. Eine Hinleitung, in: Hess, S./Heimeshoff, L.-M./Kron, S./Schwenken, H./Trzeciak, M.  (ed.): Grenzregime II. Migration – Kontrolle – Wissen. Transnationale Perspektiven, Assoziation A (with Anne Lisa Carstensen, Lisa-Marie Heimeshoff, Maren Kirchhoff and Miriam Trzeciak)

2014: Unions and transnational migration: on the impact of migrants´ transnational ties on international labor solidarity; presentation at the International Labour Process Conference, King´s College London, April 7-9 2014

2014: Transnational migration as an opportunity for international labour solidarity? On the role of migrant workers´ transnational ties in cross-border union collaboration; presentation at the conference, “International Solidarity Reloaded. Trade unions and other social movements between the challenges and opportunities of globalisation”, Göttingen, April 2-4 2014

2014: Labor transnationalism in the era of transnational migration: what prospects for international labor solidarity?, presentation at the international workshop “Labour and transnational action in times of crisis: from case studies to theory”, Center for Advanced Studies, Oslo, February 27/28

2013: Review on ‘Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India’, by Rina Agarwala; Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, fall 2013

2013:  MigrantInnen und Gewerkschaften. Die Bedeutung transnationaler Migration für (internationale) Arbeitersolidarität, presentation at the conference “Subjekte in Bewegung, Organisationen in Bewegung? Gewerkschaften und Migration“, Göttinger Graduiertenschule Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Göttingen, 26.04.2013

2012: Climate Change and Migration: Gender-related differences in vulnerabilities and migration strategies; presentation at the Annual Thematic Conference des International Center for Development and Decentwork 2012, “The Food Crisis: Implications for Decent Work in Rural and Urban Areas”, Kassel, july 6th, 2012

2012: Cambio Climático y Género; Los Ambientalistas, Revista de Educación Ambiental, no. 2, marzo 2012

2011: Women who Go, Women who Stay: Reactions to Climate Change. A Case Study on Migration and Gender in Chiapas; Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Office; Mexico City

2011: Gender relations and women’s vulnerability to climate change. Contribution from an adaptation policy in the state of Tabasco toward greater gender equality: the Reconstruction and Reactivation Program to Transform Tabasco; Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Office; Mexico City.

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