Researcher's Nightworkshop: Reaching out to vulnerable migrant nightworkers
In this seminar, hosted by the ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster, Dr Julius-Cezar Macarie presented the findings from his research with London’s manual night workers, a group which is often overlooked in public debates, political agendas, and academic research. As part of this ethnographic study, he worked the ‘graveyard shift’ at the New Spitalfields market alongside migrants whose precarious working and living conditions he experienced first-hand. His research provides valuable insights into the mental and physical impacts of night working, as well as innovative research methods for use in future research.
Dr Macarie also introduced his current research, PRECNIGHTS, a project about women migrant night workers' marginalisation and precarious working conditions in Ireland. Funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship programme, PRECNIGHTS is hosted by the ISS21 Migration and Integration cluster, UCC, under Dr Caitríona Ní Laoire’s mentorship.