In the podcast Crossroads, we welcome Dr. Alessandra Mezzadri. She is Associate Professor of Development Studies at SOAS University of London. In her research and teaching, she focuses mainly on inequalities and trade, global supply chains and production networks, informal work and work regimes, global labour standards, modern forms of slavery, feminism in development, gender and globalization, social reproduction and reproductive work, or political economy of India. Alessandra actively works with international non-profit organizations such as the ILO, Action Aid, Labor Behind the Label, and War on Want, which focus on gender issues, global labour standards, anti-sweat campaigns, and modern forms of slavery. In 2016, she published the book The Sweatshop Regime: Laboring Bodies, Exploitation and Garments Made in India (Cambridge University Press).
The podcast series is created in a collaboration with the Czech online newspaper Alarm. The series will host social scientists and discuss relevant topics and problems of our globalizing world and their different social, cultural, political economic and geopolitical aspects.