Dr. Ray Jureidini joins us on Friday, November 26th at 11:45 to discuss the reality of human trafficking. He is Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Jureidini has previously held the position of associate professor and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the American University of Beirut and has taught at several Australian universities.
His research interests lie in the fields of industrial sociology (producer cooperatives and industrial restructuring in Australia), economic sociology (life insurance, pension funds, gift relationships and international aid), migration, human rights, racism, and xenophobia. His current research looks at temporary labor migration and concepts of ‘unfree’ or ‘slavery-like’ migrant labor and human trafficking, with particular focus on female migrant domestic workers in Lebanon and the Middle East. He currently is involved in a number of research projects including: child domestic workers in Egypt, remittance investment of Egyptian migrants abroad, livelihoods of Sudanese refugees in Cairo, and trajectories of Somali refugees in the region.