Nicola Piper collaborated with UNRISD for the research project South-South Migration and Development/Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries from 2012-2014.
Nicola studied political science and Japanese at the University of Trier, Vienna, Sheffield and the Sophia University in Tokyo. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield in the UK. After a research appointment at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen, she joined the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
In her research on international labour migration Nicola has been specifically concerned with governance and global politics; gender; political organizing of labour; NGOs and transnational activism; human rights; with empirical focus on Southeast and East Asia and to a lesser extent Europe.
Nicola is the author of Racism, Nationalism, and Citizenship – Ethnic Minorities in Britain and Germany (1998), and co-editor of Women and Work in Globalizing Asia (2002), Wife or Worker? Asian Women and Migration (2003), and Transnational Activism in Asia – Problems of Power and Democracy (2004) as well as the author of numerous journal articles. In addition, she has written reports for UNESCO and IOM on migration-related issues. Her most current, and still on-going, book project is a co-authored monograph entitled Marginalising the Many: Critical Perspectives on Liberal Global Governance, with Jean Grugel (University of Sheffield, UK).