Dr Hannah Cross
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I joined the University of Westminster in September 2013. I hold a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Leeds (ESRC-funded) and have taught in the Universities of Leeds and Manchester, the latter as a lecturer in International Political Economy. I have previously worked in public and financial services.
My book titled, Migrants, Borders and Global Capitalism: West African labour mobility and EU borders (Routledge) has been republished in 2016. It examines the contradictory economic and political agendas that create and constrain labour migration. My research now focuses on alternative approaches to immigration policy and on capital-labour relations more generally.
I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, with particular recognition for- committment to widening participation in higher education, support of students in their academic journey, and providing the environment for students to tackle challenging questions in the curriculum.
I am module leader of 5PIRS011W Political Economy of Development and also teach:
4PIRS003W Dilemmas of International Development
5PIRS001W Asia, Africa and Latin America: Dynamism and Change in the Global South
My research interests include: international labour regimes, migration and remittances, financialisation and development, and labour and democracy in West Africa. I have a continuous focus on the ways that power is articulated and challenged in policy, practice and scholarship, and pursue research on different scales of analysis, including global institutions, the state, the region and the household.