Martina Carlino

Rights Lab PhD Student in Labour Exploitation


Martina Carlino is a PhD student funded by the ESRC DTP Midlands Graduate School. Her PhD discipline is Business and includes the MSc in Social Science Research. She is supervised by Professor Thomas Chesney and Dr Alexander Trautrims and her PhD research focuses on wage abuse, with a specific focus on the diffusion and normalisation of exploitative cultures within certain industries and sectors. One of the main goals of this study is to gain clarity on the mechanisms behind the diffusion and acceptance of shared norms and legitimising principles that impact on attitudes towards wage abuse, eventually identifying which factors could make a difference in generating virtuous circles in the diffusion of cultures of wage protection. 

Martina holds a master’s degree in Sociology and her expertise and academic interests include research methods for the social sciences, such as survey methodology, the determinants and persistence of labour market inequalities, business and human rights. 


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