Lauren Wilks is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), her research explores the everyday lives and experiences of commuting domestic workers in Kolkata, India. Lauren’s wider research interests include: gender, work and labour, migration, mobility, commuting,  informal economies, emotional labour, sexuality, human rights, social inequality, feminism, identity, and intersectionality. In 2013, Lauren was named Amnesty International Student Human Rights Reporter and, following this, she was a Student Fellow with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Lauren has written for various media outlets, including Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Huffington Post, the Observer and the Guardian. For more information on Lauren’s PhD research, click here.



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