Mira Burmeister-Rudolph is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. Her research projects explores why and how social protection policies towards low skilled labour emigrants are put in place by origin countries. The research investigates South-South migration, with a focus on migration from South Asian countries to the Gulf Cooperation Council region. Her research lies at the intersection of social policy studies and diaspora studies.
Mira holds a MA in International Migration and Intercultural Relations (University of Osnabrück), and a BA in South Asian Studies (Heidelberg University).
This PhD is part of the project RIGHTS, led by Dr. Evelyn Ersanilli and funded by the the European Research Council. The RIGHTS project examines how the rights of low skilled migrant workers are shaped by origin and destination states, interstate dialogues, and the involvement of civil society and international organisations. RIGHTS seeks to understand why origin countries push for rights and why destination countries comply with these demands. It looks at the role of other aspects of the bilateral relationships such as regional cooperation. See for more information: https://projectmigrantrights.org/