Dr. Nicola Piper was a visiting scholar at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University during the month of September 2006.
She is Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield in the UK and had previous appointments with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen and the Australian National University in Canberra. Her research interests revolve around international economic migration, governance and policy networks, gender, non-governmental organisations and transnational political activism, the rights of migrants, with empirical focus of Southeast and East Asia as well as Europe.
She is the author of the book Racism, Nationalism and Citizenship (1998), the co-editor of the volumes Women and Work in Globalising Asia (2002), Wife or Worker? Asians Marriage and Migration (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), Transnational Activism in Asia – Problems of power and democracy (Routledge, 2004), as well as a number of journal articles. Her current project is on the topic of political organizing of migrant labour and the engagement of trade unions and migrant associations in the promotion of migrants’ rights. She is currently working on a book manuscript (to be published with Routledge), co-authored with Prof Jean Grugel, entitled Marginalising the Many: Critical Perspectives on Liberal Global Governance.