Labour Rights, Gender, Social Movements.
London School of Economics.
Louisa Acciari is a doctoral student at the Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics (LSE). She has a master in Comparative Politics from Sciences Po Paris and one in Gender Studies from the LSE. In her thesis, Louisa analyses domestic workers’ mobilisations in Brazil and their struggle to be recognised as workers. She has undertaken extensive fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and was a visiting student at the Fundação Getulio Vargas. During her PhD, Louisa designed and delivered trainings to domestic workers’ unions, and conducted an organisational assessment of unions affiliated to the National Federation of Domestic Workers, co-funded by the ILO, the IDWF and Solidarity Centre. She has also been a research consultant for the OECD, Opcit Research, the National Union of Students (NUS-UK), the Centre for Land, Economy and Rights of Women (CLEAR), and the European Commission. Her research interests include: domestic work, labour rights, gender, trade unions, social movements, and Brazilian politics.