Alexandra Voivozeanu

Alexandra Voivozeanu is a sociologist interested in Romanian labor migration/Romanian workers in atypical forms of employment abroad. Her PhD at the University of Bucharest – Posted Migration of Romanians working in construction and meat processing sectors in Germany –  dealt with issues such as levels of precariat experienced by migrants in this form of employment, as well as recruitment mechanisms and union approaches towards these workers. She worked in several applied research projects and is currently a New Europe College Fellow in Bucharest.

Voivozeanu’s current project explores seasonal migration in agriculture. On one hand, it focuses on the recruitment mechanisms of Romanians working in agriculture in countries of the European Union. On the other hand, it aims to explain how workers navigate across borders in order to find arrangements that suit their commitments in the country of origin and that offer better wages and working conditions.