Dr Cetta Mainwaring
- Lecturer in Sociology (Sociology)
I joined the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow in March 2016 as a Leverhulme Early Careeer Research Fellow. Prior to coming to Glasgow, I was an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a research fellow at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. I hold a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford (2012), and an MA in Sociology from City University, London (2006).
My research interests include migration, borders, resistance and the Mediterranean. My doctoral thesis analysed how EU member states have sought to control irregular immigration at the EU’s external border in the Mediterranean, using Cyprus and Malta as case studies. In this research, I investigated the relationship between these migration ‘gatekeepers’ on the edge of Europe and the European Union, as well as migrant and refugee experiences on the islands. Subsequently, I co-led a collaborative cross-regional project, ‘Clandestine Migration Journeys’ (with Noelle Brigden, Marquette), which links migration policies with the everyday experiences of migrants travelling without authorization. It analyses how migrants overcome restrictive policies in order to enter countries, despite the barriers they face along the route.
As a Leverhulme Fellow, I am working on a project exploring solidarity activism and migration in the Mediterranean.
My first award-winning book, At Europe's Edge: Migration and Crisis in the Mediterranean, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. My work has also been published in International Political Sociology, Migration Studies, Geopolitics, Population, Space and Place, and elsewhere.
2015: Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship
2015: Canadian SSHRC Connection Grant, ‘Governing Migration from the Margins’ ($16,937)
2015: Balsillie School of International Affairs Workshop Grant ($17,000)
2015: ‘Managing International Migration? Visa Policies, Politics, and Practices’, University of Waterloo International Research Partnership Grant: lead PI with Veronica Kitchen (Waterloo) and Franck Duvell (Oxford) ($13,890)
2014: ‘Managing International Migration? Visa Policies, Politics, and Practices’, University of Oxford, John Fell Funding: co-PI with Franck Duvell (£7,490)
2014: ‘Controlling Mobility: The Rise of Visa Regimes in the US and UK’, University of Waterloo/SSHRC Small Grant ($5,500)
2014: ‘Clandestine Migration Journeys & Human Security’, University of Waterloo International Research Partnership Grant: lead PI with Noelle Brigden (Marquette) & Jasmin Habib (Waterloo) ($7,884)
2013: ‘Clandestine Migration Journeys & Human Security’ Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University: co-PI with Noelle Brigden (Marquette) & Aysen Ustubici (US$7,500)