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.
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.
'The Panic About Obesity'
"I was stunned at the incisive level of debate, the packed venues, the calibre of the panellists and audience... getting out for face-to-face intelligent, gritty and gloves-off exchanges of views."
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