Fabiola Mieres Profile

Fabiola Mieres joined the Labour Migration Branch in September 2018. She was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University (2018) and held a Post-Doctoral Associate Position at the Department of Geography in Durham University in the UK (2014-2016) where she was part of the EU-funded consortium Demand-AT researching initiatives that address human trafficking and forced labour in global supply chains. She was also a Global Project Coordinator for the Building and Woodworkers’ International looking at labour standards in the forestry sector.
Fabiola’s main areas of expertise include the political economy of migration, labour recruitment, forced labour in global supply chains and multistakeholder initiatives. She has conducted field research in Mexico, the United States, Qatar, Malaysia and has wide international experience in fact-finding missions in Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Malaysia and other countries. She has worked on the agriculture, forestry, construction and electronics sectors. She has also been a consultant for the Global Business Network on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking at the ILO updating the mapping of initiatives that aim to address forced labour in the context of global supply chains and beyond.

Fabiola Mieres holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Manchester in the UK, a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester, a MA in International Studies from Di Tella University in Argentina and a BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires. She has recently been a contributor to the Handbook of Migration and Globalisation (Ed. by Prof. Triandafyllidou, Edward Elgar Publishing) with a chapter on ‘Migration, Recruitment and Forced Labour in a Globalizing World’.

Fabiola is fluent in Spanish (native), English and French. She has working knowledge of Portuguese and passive knowledge of German.