Nina Sahraoui

Research Fellow Chair Exile and migration


Nina Sahraoui is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Paris Centre for Sociological and Political Research, CNRS Research Unit 7217, and Associate Researcher to the Chair Exile and Migration at the Collège d’études mondiales, FMSH in Paris. At the Collège, Nina co-organised with Nora Ratzmann the international workshop ‘The (Un)deserving migrant?’ in September 2019.

Previously, Nina was Post-doctoral Research Associate at the European University Institute within the EU Border Care project and conducted research on the politics of maternity care among undocumented migrants on the peripheries of the European Union, in Melilla (Spain) and Mayotte (France).

Nina completed her PhD in the framework of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship at London Metropolitan University. Her doctoral research focused on migrant workers’ experiences in older-age care in London, Paris and Madrid on the basis of which Nina conducted a gendered political economy analysis of intersecting employment, care and migration regimes. Nina recently published this research as a monograph: Racialised Workers and European Older-Age Care. From Care Labour to Care Ethics (with Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Research project

  • The (un)deserving migrant? Interrogating non-conventional bordering practices in the European space.

Selective bibliography

Bibliographie sélective


Sahraoui, N. 2019. Racialised Workers and European Older-Age Care. From Care Labour to Care Ethics. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 277 p.

Edited volumes 

Sahraoui, N. (Ed.) 2020. Borders Across Healthcare: Moral Economies of Healthcare and Migration in Europe. Oxford & New York: Berghahn Books. Open Access.

Amrith, M. and Sahraoui, N. 2018. Gender, Work and Migration: Agency in Gendered Labour Settings. Oxford: Routledge.

Peer-reviewed articles 

Sahraoui, N. 2020. Gendering the care/control nexus of the humanitarian border: Women’s bodies and gendered control of mobility in a EUropean borderlandEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space. 

Sahraoui, N. 2020.  Challenges to medical ethics in the context of detention and deportation: insights from a French postcolonial department in the Indian Ocean. Social Science and Medicine, Volume 258.

Sahraoui, N. 2020.  « Mayotte, l’éloignement des femmes enceintes » GISTI Plein Droit, n° 124, pp. 39- 42.

Sahraoui, N. 2020. Integration into liminality: women’s lives in an open centre for migrants at Europe’s Southern AntechamberJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Vol. 46:9, 1809-1827Published Online 30 Mar 2019.

Grotti, V., Malakasis C., Quagliarello C. and Sahraoui, N. 2019. Temporalities of emergency: migrant pregnancy and healthcare networks in Southern European borderlands. Social Science & Medicine, 222, pp.11–19.

Grotti, V., Malakasis C., Quagliarello C. and Sahraoui, N. 2018. Shifting Vulnerabilities: Gender and Reproductive Care on the Migrant Trail to Europe. Comparative Migration Studies. pp.6-23.

Sahraoui, N. 2018. De la précarité du travail émotionnel du care. Les apports d’une philosophie morale féministe à l’analyse de la précarité au travail. Emulations, n° 28, pp.30-44.

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17 June 2019