Dr Nick Mai

Nick Mai is Reader in Migration Studies at ISET, the Institute for the Study of European Transformations of London Metropolitan University.

Nick researched several aspects of the Albanian post-communist transformation, with a particular focus on the role played by Italian media in the eliciting of migration and in stigmatising Albanian migrants in Italy.
In the last 6 years, Nick researched the mobility of minors and young migrants from Eastern Europe (Albania, Romania) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia) into and within the EU, their strategies of survival and the associated risks and opportunities, including issues of exploitation and the engagement in illegal activities.

His current research focuses specifically on the global sex industry as a space within which migrants (and non migrants) both challenge and reproduce established intersections between social mobility, gender and sexuality.

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