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Katharina Grueneisl

Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences



Katharina Grueneisl is a Research Fellow in the School of Geography at Nottingham University. She works on the UKRI-funded project "Invisible Women, Invisible Workers: a gendered lens on health & safety in the global garment industry". For this project, she currently undertakes research on the Jordanian textile industry, and more specifically on labour standards and working conditions of female migrant workers in textile manufacturing in Jordan's Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZs).

Katharina was awarded a PhD in Human Geography from Durham University in 2021 and has since held post-doctoral positions in the Department of Geography at Leipzig University and in the Department of Social Anthropology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. For her doctoral and post-doctoral research, Katharina conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Tunisia on the second-hand clothes economy. She also previously worked as an urban development expert for UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya and for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cairo, Egypt and Tunis, Tunisia.

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