The Right to Health: Sri Lankan Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

March 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Rm 710 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
651 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Michael Miller

FXB Work-in-Progress Series

Elizabeth H. Shlala works on the historical roots and contemporary impact of modern migration in the Middle East. Her work focuses on law, gender and identity. She recently spent three years as a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received a certificate for Session IV of the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and has been a researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University and at the Centre of Migration, Policy & Society at Oxford University. Her most recent project, with colleagues at Oxford and the Center for Women’s Research, assessed the health of Sri Lankan domestic workers in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), funded by the Open Society Foundation’s International Migration Initiative. Professor Shlala has just published, with co-author Hiranthi Jayaweera, the similarly titled “The Right to Health: Sri Lankan Migrant Domestic Workers in the GCC,” Muslim World Journal of Human Rights 13, no.1 (2016): 75-100.