Irene Peano trained as a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, where she received her PhD in 2011. She has previously held post-doctoral positions at the University of Bologna, where she held a Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship, and at the University of Bucharest. For more than ten years, she has been engaged in research on the exploitation of migrants, with a specific focus on sex work and agricultural labour, and on forms of resistance to labour and migration regimes, to which she is actively committed. Irene has done field research in Nigeria, Italy and Romania. At ICS, she is part of the COLOUR Project (The Colour of Labour: the racialized Lives of Migrants), led by Cristiana Bastos.
Keywords: race; gender; migration; sex/reproductive work; farm labour