Prestigious fellowship award for researcher 


Dr Francis Portes Virginio, Department of Work, Employment and Organisation, has been awarded the prestigious Leverhulme Early Career fellowship for the project “Securisation of Nature, Displacement and Unfree labour in Brazil's Amazon” - this is a three-year project that starts in October 2021.  

Francis has been at the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation since 2014 as a doctoral researcher and in 2018 he was appointed as a postdoctoral research associate. He has teaching and research interests in the areas of political economy, forced displacement, labour migration, slave labour, social reproduction, and socio-environmental conflicts with a particular focus in Latin America. 

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships are for early career researchers to enable them to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. 

Published: 28 July 2021

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