Olivia Maury
  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)




Research activity per year

Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research stretches across the fields of critical migration studies, socio-legal studies and the sociology of work. My work is motivated by the desire to understand how social life is shaped by the digitisation of society, particularly in relation to labour-migration, automated border control and migrants’ power to improve their life conditions. Moreover, my work critically examines borders and migratory movements in relation to capitalist value accumulation.

I teach courses in sociology, ethnic and migration studies, socio-legal studies, and social theory.

Keywords: autonomy of migration, borders, digitalization, labour power, platform labour, precarization, subjectivity, student-migration, temporality

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Sciences

Doctor of Social Sciences (Grade: Pass with Distinction)

External positions

Research visit, Clare Hall, Cambridge University

10 May 202230 May 2022

Visiting doctoral researcher, Université Paris Descartes

1 Jan 201831 May 2018

Fellow, Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI), The New School, NY

Jun 2017

Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

1 Sept 201430 Mar 2015

École Normale Supérieure Paris

1 Sept 201030 Aug 2011

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.