Fabiola Mieres Profile

Fabiola Mieres joined the ILO in September 2018 as a Technical Officer in Labour Migration. An interdisciplinary scholar by practice and training, she is part of the Research Cluster at the Labour Migration Branch where she conducts research on temporary labour migration schemes. She also looks at migrant workers in the rural economy and agriculture, the socio-economic integration of migrants and refugees in the context of the Venezuelan displacement, and acts as a focal point for the Latin American region backstopping projects in the field of mixed migration.

Fabiola held postdoctoral research positions at the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University (2018), the Department of Geography in Durham University in the UK (2014-2016) where she was part of the EU-funded consortium Demand-AT analysing initiatives to address human trafficking and forced labour in global supply chains. She was also a Global Project Coordinator for the Building and Woodworkers’ International covering a wide range of labour topics with a focus on construction and forestry. Before her own migration, Fabiola was an economist for Ernst & Young in the Buenos Aires office, held research positions at FLACSO Argentina and Di Tella University and contributed to the consolidation of the Mexican Foundation Vidanta on public policies to reduce poverty.

Main areas of expertise include the political economy of migration, labour recruitment, forced labour in global supply chains, multistakeholder initiatives and temporary labour migration. She has conducted field research in Mexico, the United States, Qatar, Malaysia and has wide international experience in fact-finding missions. She has worked in the agriculture, forestry, construction and electronics sectors.

Fabiola 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. Her recent contributions include ‘Trabalho escravo contemporâneo: um negócio lucrativo e global’ (with S. McGrath) in L. Sakamoto (ed.) Escravidão Contemporãnea and ‘Migration and International Political Economy’ in The Routledge Handbook to Global Political Economy.

Languages: fluent in Spanish (native), English and French, working knowledge of Portuguese and passive knowledge of German.