Laura Rosa Berro Yoldi

Laura Rosa Berro Yoldi

Profile

I joined the PhD program at Leeds University Business School in October 2023, funded by the Work and Employment Relationships Department. 

My doctoral research is about the Au Pairing scheme in the UK, when we are living a multiple crisis: the global care crisis, the cost-of-living crisis, and the childcare crisis in the United Kingdom. The research aims to explore and understand the current macroeconomics political decisions that lead people to become Au Pairs and to hire Au Pairs in the UK. The investigation intersects work, gender, migration and class, and it tries to understand all the inequalities and vulnerabilities that face the subjects of this research. 

Preceding this PhD, I studied for the GEMMA Master’s degree in Gender Studies at the Universities of York (UK) and Granada (UK). My master’s thesis was on the situation of Au Pairs during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK (https://digibug.ugr.es/handle/10481/80304). Before the GEMMA Master’s Degree, I took part in the Municipalist Movement in Spain. Through the political group “Aranzadi Pamplona en Común – Iruña Denon Artean”, I became the City Councillor of Equality of LGBT policies of the City Council of Pamplona (Spain) in 2015. Nowadays, I collaborate with the organisation AKAFEM. 

Research interests

Intersectional feminism: gender, migration and class.
Domestic work in the global economy and the care crisis: the conflict between capital / human life. 
Domestic workers and the platform economy.
Migrants in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
Young Spanish female migration.

Qualifications

  • MA GEMMA Gender Studies, Universities of York and Granada
  • Diplomado de Comunicaci√≥n, Derechos Humanos, G√©nero y Diversidad
  • Degree in Advertising and Public Relations

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change