Lecturer in Sociology, University of Southampton
- IMIn Fellow
María Villares-Varela is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Southampton. Prior to her role at Southampton María was a Research Fellow at the Center for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), University of Birmingham, where she contributed to the Center’s research in the area of migrant and ethnic minority entrepreneurship. Before that she was based at the International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford, where she worked as a Research Officer in the projects ‘The Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration’ and ‘The Determinants of International Migration’ (DEMIG).
Her current research interests relate to: immigrant entrepreneurship; work and employment relation in small firms; family businesses; gendered and class-based experiences of work; high-skilled migration; and Latin American and Southern European migration.
International Migration: Trends, determinants and policy effects
Hein de Haas et al, (2018), IMI Working Paper Series, 142
The global evolution of travel visa regimes: An analysis based on the DEMIG VISA database
Mathias Czaika, Hein de Haas and María Villares-Varela, (2017), IMI Working Paper Series, 134, 1 - 40
The role of migration and higher education policies in international academic mobility. The case of Indian researchers
Sorana Toma and María Villares-Varela, (2015), IMI Working Paper Series, 123, 1 - 22
Internationalisation and diversification of Indian academic careers
Sorana Toma et al, (2015), IMI Working Paper Series, 121
Labour market activity, occupational change and length of stay in the Gulf
Mathias Czaika and Maria Villares-Varela, (2014), Migration Studies, Online