Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic

Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic

Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic
Senior Lecturer in Management

The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Telephone Number (0117) 954 6905

Department of Management

Personal profile

Rutvica joined University of Bristol in 2015, having previously worked at the University of Leicester's School of Management, Department of International Studies at the Open University, and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at University of Oxford. Rutvica gained her PhD in Women’s Studies from the University of Utrecht in 2004 and her MA from the Central European University in Budapest. She is a member of the editorial collective Feminist Review, a member of the editorial board of Anti-Trafficking Review and holds professional affiliations with BSA, ISA and FWSA.


Rutvica's research interests focus mainly on the impact of labour migration, national state power, and gendered division of labour on work and employment practices.  

Currently, Rutvica is leading a research project entitled The Future of Labour in Europe in China-led Globalisation. A Case Study of Foxconn. Developed in collaboration with Dr Devi Sacchetto from University of Padua, Italy, the project investigates the global firms and the raise of China, and studies the ways in which ‘Chinese’ modes of production and management are impacting on work and employment relations in Europe. The project speaks to the academic community but also to practitioners such as policy makers, trade unions and NGOs. To this end, Rutvica co-edited a volume Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China available for free download at the ETUI website as well as a policy brief produced by PolicyBristol

Rutvica has published widely on the impact of migration on labour relations and labour markets, with particular emphasis on gender and sexuality. Her research monograph Agency, Migration and Citizenship in Sex Trafficking (Palgrave, 2010) focuses on the informal recruitment practices such as those in human trafficking and interrogates the link between migration, gendered organisation of the labour markets and citizenship. As part of the Open University led FP7 research project Enacting European Citizenship (2008 - 2011), Rutvica also worked on the political significance of transnational mobility, specifically in relation to European citizenship.


  • ECONM1013 Management (MSc) 

  • My office hours are Thursdays 14:30 - 16:00 during term time 

Fields of interest

Globalisation; Labour Migration; Gender, Sexuality, and Labour Markers; Internationalisation; Transnational Mobility; Qualitative methods; Ethnography

Key publications

  1. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘'Disappearing Workers’: Foxconn in Europe and the changing role of Temporary Work Agencies’. Work, Employment and Society, vol 31., pp. 54-70
  2. Andrijasevic, R, Sacchetto, D & Drahokoupil, J, 2016, ‘Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China’. ETUI
  3. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2016, ‘Foxconn beyond China: Capital–labour relations as co-determinants of internationalization’. in: Chris Smith , Mingwei Liu (eds) China at Work. A Labour Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China . Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 337-360
  4. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2016, ‘From labour migration to labour mobility?: The return of the multinational worker in Europe’. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research , vol 22., pp. 219-231
  5. Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘Trafficking: Not a Neutral Concept’. in: Irregular Migration, Trafficking and Smuggling of Human Beings: Policy Dilemmas in the EU. CEPS, Brussels, pp. 58
  6. Andrijasevic, R, 2015, ‘The Commercialisation of Migration Control’. in: Bridget Anderson, Vanessa Hughes (eds) Citizenship and its Others . Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke , pp. 89-94
  7. Andrijasevic, R, 2014, ‘The Figure of the Trafficked Victim: Gender, Rights and Representation’. in: M Evans (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory. Sage, pp. 359-373
  8. Andrijasevic, R & Walters, W, 2010, ‘The international organization for migration and the international government of borders’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol 28., pp. 977-999
  9. Andrijasevic, R, 2010, ‘Migration, Agency and Citizenship in Sex Trafficking’. Palgrave

Latest publications

  1. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2017, ‘Il lavoratore multinazionale in Europa: costrizioni e mobilitazioni’. in: Sandro Chignola, Devi Sacchetto (eds) Le reti del valore: Migrazioni, produzione e governo della crisi. DeriveApprodi, Rome, pp. 12-31
  2. Sacchetto, D, Vianello, F & Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘Special Issue: I processi migratori interni all' Unione Europea’. Mondi Migranti ., pp. 7-191
  3. Andrijasevic, R & Mai, N, 2016, ‘Special Issue—Trafficking Representations’. Anti-Trafficking Review.
  4. Andrijasevic, R & Mai, N, 2016, ‘Trafficking (in) Representations: Understanding the Recurrent Appeal of Victimhood and Slavery in Neoliberal Times’. Anti-Trafficking Review., pp. 1-10
  5. Andrijasevic, R, Drahokoupil, J & Sacchetto, D, 2016, ‘Introduction’. in: Jan Drahokoupil, Rutvica Andrijasevic, Devi Sacchetto (eds) Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China. ETUI, Brussels, pp. 7-18
  6. Sacchetto, D & Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘The case of Foxconn in Turkey: benefiting from free labour and anti-union policy’. in: Jan Drahokoupil , Rutvica Andrijasevic, Devi Sacchetto (eds) Flexible workforces and low profit margins: electronics assembly between Europe and China. ETUI, Brussels, pp. 113-130
  7. Sacchetto, D, Vianello, F & Andrijasevic, R, 2016, ‘Introduzione. Le migrazioni lavorative intra-UE: modelli, pratiche e traiettorie di mobilità dei cittadini europei’. Mondi Migranti , vol 3., pp. 23-31
  8. Andrijasevic, R & Rhodes, C, 2016, ‘CFP: Foreign Workers: On The Other Side of Gendered, Political and Ethical Borders’.
  9. Andrijasevic, R & Mai, N, 2016, ‘CALL FOR PAPERS: Trafficking Representations’. Anti-Trafficking Review.
  10. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2015, ‘Introduction. Migrant Workers and New Forms of Exploitation. Europe and Beyond.’. South Atlantic Quarterly, vol 114., pp. 192-194
  11. Sacchetto, D & Andrijasevic, R, 2015, ‘Beyond China: Foxconn's assembly plants in Europe’. South Atlantic Quarterly, vol 114., pp. 215-224
  12. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2015, ‘Dalla Cina all'Europa: l'onda lunga della Foxconn’. in: Nella fabbrica globale. Vite al lavoro e resistenza operaia nei laboratori della Foxconn. Ombre Corte, Verona, pp. 187-216
  13. Andrijasevic, R, Hamilton, C & Hemmings, C, 2014, ‘Re-imagining revolutions’. Feminist Review, vol 106., pp. 1-8
  14. Andrijasevic, R & Sacchetto, D, 2014, ‘Made in the EU: Foxconn in the Czech Republic’. WorkingUSA, vol 17., pp. 391-415
  15. Andrijasevic, R, 2014, ‘‘The Struggle for Europe’’. in: B Blaagaard, I Van der Tuin (eds) The Subject of Rosi Braidotti: Politics and Concepts. Bloomsbury, pp. 208-213
  16. Andrijasevic, R & Khalili, L, 2013, ‘Water’. Feminist Review, vol 103., pp. 1-4
  17. Andrijasevic, R, 2013, ‘Acts of citizenship as methodology’. in: Enacting European Citizenship. Cambridge University Press, pp. 47-65
  18. Andrijasevic, R, 2013, ‘Migration and Sex Work, Europe’. in: I Ness (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Cambridge UP, Cambridge, pp. 2740-2744
  19. Andrijasevic, R, Aradau, C, Huysmans, J & Squire, V, 2012, ‘European citizenship unbound: Sex work, mobility, mobilisation’. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol 30., pp. 497-514
  20. Andrijasevic, R, 2011, ‘Eastern European Prostitutes in Western Europe since the 1980’s’. in: KJ Blake, PC Emmer, L Lucassen, J Oltmer (eds) The Encyclopaedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe. Cambridge UP, Cambridge, pp. 341
  21. Andrijasevic, R, 2010, ‘DEPORTED: The right to asylum at EU's external border of Italy and Libya’. International Migration, vol 48., pp. 148-174
  22. Andrijasevic, R, 2010, ‘From Exception to Excess: Detention and Deportations across the Mediterranean Space’. in: N de Genova, N Peutz (eds) The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement. Duke University Press, pp. 147-165
  23. Andrijasevic, R & Anderson, B, 2009, ‘Anti-trafficking campaigns: Decent honest truthful’. Feminist Review, vol 92., pp. 151-155
  24. Andrijasevic, R, 2009, ‘Sex on the Move. Gender, Subjectivity and Differential Inclusion’. Subjectivity, vol 29., pp. 389-406
  25. Andrijasevic, R, 2008, ‘(Im)mpositions of (Im)mobility: Women, Sex Work Migration and Representation in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns’. in: New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions. Löcker Verlag, pp. 117-132
  26. Andrijasevic, R, 2008, ‘Geometries of Passion. A Conversation with Rosi Braidotti’. in: M Grzinic, R Reitsamer (eds) New Feminism: Worlds of Feminism, Queer and Networking Conditions., pp. 21-30
  27. Andrijasevic, R, 2007, ‘Beautiful dead bodies: Gender, migration and representation in anti-trafficking campaigns’. Feminist Review., pp. 24-44
  28. Andrijasevic, R, 2007, ‘Problematizing Trafficking for the Sex Sector: A Case of Eastern European Women in the EU’. in: S van Walsung, T Spijkerboer (eds) Women and Immigration Law: New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes. Glasshouse/Routledge Cavendish
  29. Andrijasevic, R, 2006, ‘Problematising trafficking for the sex sector: A case of eastern European women in the EU’. in: Women and Immigration Law: New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes. Routledge-Cavendish Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 86-103
  30. Andrijasevic, R, 2006, ‘Lampedusa in focus: Migrants caught between the Libyan desert and the deep sea’. Feminist Review., pp. 119-124
  31. Andrijasevic, R & Bracke, S, 2003, ‘"Venir À la connaissance, venir à la politique": Réflexion sur des pratiques féministes du réseau NextGENDERation’. Multitudes, vol 12., pp. 81-88

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