Lalaine Siruno MA, MSc


PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics

Building on her previous research work on irregular migration, Lalaine's PhD project is a qualitative empirical project involving Filipino migrants (particularly those working in the domestic sector) in the Netherlands and in Italy, and their family or household members in the Philippines. It explores how migration status interacting with other macro-, meso-, and micro-level factors bears upon the functionings or human development outcomes of both individual migrants and their households. The project focuses on functionings that manifest through the mechanisms of remittances and of recognition. It also discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resilience strategies adopted by migrant domestic workers.

In addition, Lalaine is looking more closely into the role of beliefs in migration and exploring the notion of what she calls "intentional" or "purposeful irregularity" in migration trajectories. The overarching objective of her research project is to elucidate a more nuanced and dynamic understanding of the relationship between (irregular) migration and human development. 

Lalaine has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, a double master of arts in Applied Ethics from Linköping University and Utrecht University, and a master of science in the Governance of Migration and Diversity from Erasmus University Rotterdam (LDE programme with enrolment and courses in Leiden University, TU Delft and ISS-EUR). 

She has held research and/or teaching positions in various higher education institutions including the the University of the Philippines - Diliman, University of Oslo, and TU Delft. She has also been a visiting researcher at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Research interests:

  • Migration and (human) development
  • Irregular (undocumented) migration 
  • Irregular migration stocks and flows
  • Migration and remittances
  • Migration and COVID-19
  • Labour migration and ethical recruitment 
  • Transnationalism

 

Other research projects (ongoing):

  • Case Studies Illustrating How Ethical Recruitment Considerations can be Integrated in the Procurement of Labour Recruiters’ Service (commissioned by IOM)
  • Identifying Employment-Specific Risks Facing Migrant Workers in the Cleaning Services, Logistics, and Private Security Sectors from Asian Nations in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic (commissioned by IOM)

 

Teaching duties (AY 2020-21):

  1. Tutor (Teaching assistant): Public Economics, Master's in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP)
  2. Tutor (Teaching assistant): Negotiation Simulation, Solution of International Disputes Through Negotiation and Mutual Agreement, MPP
  3. Guest lecturer: MPP Migration Specialisation: The Migration Lifecycle: Journeys, Integration, Return
  4. Tutor (Teaching assistant): Global Policy Challenges in Comparative Regionalism (Project Management and Logical Framework Approach), MPP
  5. Research tutor: Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM)

 

Full profile: http://linkedin.com/in/lalaine-siruno




Selected publications by Lalaine Siruno


UNU-MERIT