The Labour Migration Paradox

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Slater Room, 4th Floor, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law
224 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Migration Law Research Cluster:

Dr. Bethany Hastie on “Movement without Mobility? The Labour Migration Paradox”

COST: Free

CONTACT: Dr. Shauna Labman,


The Migration Law Research Cluster presents Dr. Bethany Hastie speaking on “Movement without Mobility? The Labour Migration Paradox.”

Dr. Hastie will join us in the Slater Room, 4th Floor Robson Hall, via Skype from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Bethany Hastie is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. She completed her doctorate in law at the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill University, where she held a SSHRC Canada Doctoral Fellowship and an O’Brien Fellowship in Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Professor Hastie researches in the areas of precarious labour, and international migration. She has explored issues relating to migrant labour, labour exploitation and human trafficking, irregular migration, and the human rights of migrants. Her scholarship has been published in a wide array of legal and interdisciplinary journals, including Anthropologie et Sociétés, Dalhousie Law Journal, European Journal of Migration & Law, and Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. She has presented her research at various national and international conferences, and has delivered invited talks at several interdisciplinary migration events, including the Mobility and Politics series at Carleton University, and at the “Transport: Conceptualizing Circulation and Security” conference at UQAM. Professor Hastie has also worked on policy and research projects with an array of organizations, including the Canadian Council for Refugees, the BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons, and the West Coast Domestic Workers Association.