• Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

19972020

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Research interests

I have longstanding research interests in migration, ethnicity and social justice, particularly in the areas of migrant integration. These interests has been applied to studies on: low paid work, housing, (mental) health and social care services, racialised and gendered violence, multiculturalism, the arts and identity negotiation. While most of the my work has been undertaken within the Western European contexts, Global Challenges Funding has allowed me to explore some of these issues in Malaysia and Bangladesh. My latest proect investigates the use of smartphones among Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, including how it can be used during COVID-19.

Biography

Gina Netto is a Reader in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, specialising in migration, ethnicity and social justice.  Her research interests span a broad range of policy areas including employment, housing, health and social care. Her theoretical and empirical work focuses on deepening understanding of the ways in which processes of migration and ethnicity interact with other aspects of identity and is shaped by structural and socio-economic inequalities.

Prior to her current post, Gina worked as Lecturer and then as Senior Lecturer in the same institution (2006-2012). Before that, and following completion of her PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh , she held research related posts  (1995-2005), including Director of the Scottish Ethnic Minorities Research Unit in the School of Planning and Housing at Edinburgh College of Art . From 2002 to 2007, she served as Commissioner with the Mental Welfare Commission and as chair of its Equality and Diversity Working Group.

External positions

Member of Social Scientists Against the Hostile Environment

Member of the Scottish Government's Labour Market Strategy Group

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)

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Research Output

Intersectionality, identity work and migrant progression from low-paid work: a critical realist approach

Netto, G., Noon, M., Hudson, M., Kamenou-Aigbekaen, N. & Sosenko, F., 3 Feb 2020, In : Gender, Work and Organization.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Unequal impact of COVID-19 on Ethnic Minority Groups

    Islam, F. & Netto, G., 17 May 2020, In : Radical Statistics. Coronavirus Special Issue, 126, p. 19 - 23 4 p.

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    Open Access

    Dominant Language Acquisition in destination countries: Structure, Agency and Reflexivity

    Netto, G., Hudson, M., Kamenou-Aigbekaen, N. & Sosenko, F., Oct 2019, In : Sociology. 53, 5, p. 843-860 18 p.

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    Forced migration, use of smartphones and the role of language: REDI project report

    Netto, G., Baillie, L., Georgiou, T., Wan Teng, L., Strani, K., O'Rourke, B. & Endut, N., Oct 2019

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    Open Access

    Ethnicity and low wage traps: Favouritism, homosocial reproduction and economic marginalization

    Hudson, M., Netto, G., Noon, M., Sosenko, F., de Llima, P. & Kamenou-Aigbekaen, N., 17 Jan 2017, In : Work, Employment and Society. p. 1-28 28 p.

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    Activities

    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 1 Invited talk

    European Network for Housing Research

    Gina Netto (Invited speaker)
    2012

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    European Network for Housing Research

    Gina Netto (Invited speaker)
    2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    European Network for Housing Research

    Gina Netto (Invited speaker)
    2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Centre for Research on Nationalism Ethnicity and Multiculturalism

    Gina Netto (Invited speaker)
    2010

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference