Professor Linda McDowell

CBE, MA, MPhil, PhD, DLitt

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Linda McDowell is Professor of Human Geography at Oxford University and Professorial Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford

Research Interests

I am an ethnographer of work and employment with interests in the connections between economic restructuring and divisions of labour in Great Britain, in migration and women’s changing lives, and in feminist theory and methodology. I have completed a range of studies involving interviews. These include research with bankers in the City of London, with young unskilled men searching for employment, with European migrant women workers in the immediate post World War II period, with South Asian women strikers in the 1970s, as well as recent migrant workers in a London hotel and I am currently part of a Leverhulme funded Diaspora Programme with several colleagues in Oxford. I am also writing a book ‘Migrant Women’s Voices’ based on oral narratives by women migrants who came to the UK since 1945. It will be published by Bloomsbury in 2015.