Dr Hannah Cross

Senior Lecturer

+44 20 7911 5000 ext 68909
32/38 Wells Street London W1T 3UW
Tuesday 10:00-11:00, Friday 16:00-17:00 (by appointment only outside teaching weeks)

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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.

I am an editor of the Review of African Political Economy, and coordinator of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy's Africa working group.

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.

Courses taught:

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.

2017

Editorial: Neoliberalism, labour power and democracy - the sense of an ending (2017)
Cross, Hannah 2017. Editorial: Neoliberalism, labour power and democracy - the sense of an ending. Review of African Political Economy. 44 (153), pp. 353-357.
A comparative political economy of regional migration and labour mobility in West and Southern Africa (2017)
Cross, H. and Cliffe, Lionel 2017. A comparative political economy of regional migration and labour mobility in West and Southern Africa. Review of African Political Economy. 44 (153), pp. 381-398.

2016

Editorial: African women's struggles in a gender perspective (2016)
Bouilly, Emmanuelle., Rillon, Ophélie. and Cross, Hannah 2016. Editorial: African women's struggles in a gender perspective. Review of African Political Economy. 43 (149), pp. 338-349.
Africa and the drugs trade revisited (2016)
Klantschnig, Gernot, Dimova, Margarita and Cross, Hannah 2016. Africa and the drugs trade revisited. Review of African Political Economy. 43 (148), pp. 167-173.

2015

Finance, Development, and Remittances: Extending the Scale of Accumulation in Migrant Labour Regimes (2015)
Cross, Hannah 2015. Finance, Development, and Remittances: Extending the Scale of Accumulation in Migrant Labour Regimes. Globalizations. 12 (3), pp. 305-321.
Divisive democracy and popular struggle in Africa (2015)
Cross, Hannah 2015. Divisive democracy and popular struggle in Africa. Review of African Political Economy. 42 (143), pp. 1-6.

2014

Understanding people and power in African political economy (2014)
Cross, Hannah 2014. Understanding people and power in African political economy. Review of African Political Economy. 41 (140), pp. 167-171.

2013

Labour and underdevelopment? Migration, dispossession and accumulation in West Africa and Europe (2013)
Cross, Hannah 2013. Labour and underdevelopment? Migration, dispossession and accumulation in West Africa and Europe. Review of African Political Economy. 40 (136), pp. 202-218.
Book review: Chronique d’une transition (Kmar Bendana. Les Editions Script, Tunis, 2011) and La face cachée de la révolution tunisienne: Islamisme et occident, une alliance à haut risque (Mezri Haddad. Arabesques, Tunis, 2011) (2013)
Cross, Hannah 2013. Book review: Chronique d’une transition (Kmar Bendana. Les Editions Script, Tunis, 2011) and La face cachée de la révolution tunisienne: Islamisme et occident, une alliance à haut risque (Mezri Haddad. Arabesques, Tunis, 2011). Review of African Political Economy. 40 (136), pp. 333-335.

2011

Rents, rights, rejections and resistance: West African migrants, the EU's migration regime and militarisation in Mauritania (2011)
Cross, Hannah 2011. Rents, rights, rejections and resistance: West African migrants, the EU's migration regime and militarisation in Mauritania. International Journal of Human Rights. 15 (6), pp. 827-846.

2009

Migration, remittances and development in West Africa: the case of Senegal (2009)
Cross, Hannah 2009. Migration, remittances and development in West Africa: the case of Senegal. Global Development Studies. 5 (3-4), pp. 133-164.
The EU migration regime and West African clandestine migrants (2009)
Cross, Hannah 2009. The EU migration regime and West African clandestine migrants. Journal of Contemporary European Research. 5 (2), pp. 171-187.

2016

Finance, Development, and Remittances: Extending the Scale of Accumulation in Migrant Labour Regimes (2016)
Cross, Hannah 2016. Finance, Development, and Remittances: Extending the Scale of Accumulation in Migrant Labour Regimes. in: Carroll, T. and Jarvis, D.S.L. (ed.) Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism Abingdon Routledge. pp. 29-44

2013

Globalisation du marché du travail, frontières et migrations à partir du Sénégal (2013)
Cross, Hannah 2013. Globalisation du marché du travail, frontières et migrations à partir du Sénégal. in: Diop, M.C. (ed.) Sénégal sous Abdoulaye Wade. Le Sopi à l'épreuve de pouvoir Dakar and Paris Cres and Karthala.

2012

Migrants, borders and labour regimes in Mauritania: between militarisation and mobility (2012)
Cross, Hannah 2012. Migrants, borders and labour regimes in Mauritania: between militarisation and mobility. in: Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. and Tomas, J. (ed.) Crossing African borders: migration and mobility (digital edition) Center of African Studies (CEA) ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon.

2013

Migrants, borders and global capitalism: West African labour mobility and EU borders (2013)
Cross, Hannah 2013. Migrants, borders and global capitalism: West African labour mobility and EU borders. Routledge London.

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