Ursula Mense-Petermann

Ursula Mense-Petermann is professor of Economic Sociology and the Sociology of Work at Bielefeld University, Germany. She is one of the organizers of the research group “In Search of  the Global Labour Market” at Bielefeld University’s Center of Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF). Within this research group, she is currently conducting a research project on “Eastern European Contracted Workers in the German Meat Industry” and she is guest editor of a special issue of the journal “Global Networks” on “Transnational Labour Markets in the Making – Market Makers, Mobility Regimes, and Regulations” (forthcoming). Earlier research has focused on the transnational mobility of expatriate managers within MNCs:  She is co-author of the monograph “Expatriate Managers: The Paradoxes of Living and Working Abroad” (2017: Routledge) and has published several articles on the mobility regime governing the transnational mobility of expatriates.

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