Cathy McIlwaine - Academic Consultant
Cathy McIlwaine is Professor of Geography at Queen Mary University of London where she has worked since 1995. After completing an undergraduate and masters degree at the University of Liverpool, she received her PhD from the London School of Economics and subsequently held a lectureship there. Her early research focused on poverty, gender, civil society and urban violence in the Global South (working in Costa Rica, the Philippines, Botswana, Guatemala and Colombia), but more recent work has examined low-paid migrant labour and transnational migration in London with a specific focus on Latin Americans from the perspective of gender, livelihoods and transnational voting.
Cathy has published nine books; the most recent include Cross-Border Migration among Latin Americans: (edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Global Cities at Work (co-authored, Pluto, London, 2010).