Dr Zinovijus (Zyama) Ciupijus

Lecturer in HRM and employment relations

I worked as a doctoral research fellow at Leeds University Business School where I completed PhD thesis entitled 'Being a Migrant in the New Destination: the Analysis of Social and Labour Market Experiences of Migrants Residing in a Medium-Sized Northern English Town'.  It examined various aspects of migration (labour market entry, housing provision, formal and informal work) in the local context.

I am a qualitative researcher and tend to use a wide range of techniques and methods to explore the migration process. Primarily, I am interested in individual and household experiences of labour mobility/migration. In my work, I was focused on the relation between post-socialist transformation in Central Eastern Europe, EU enlargement, UK migration policy and individual/family migration. Finally, I was involved in a separate research project looking at the representation of posted Central Eastern European workers in the old EU member states, particularly Germany.

My main research interest falls in the following categories:

  • The role of family in the migration process
  • Labour migration and labour mobility in the EU
  • Ethnic intolerance at work and beyond 
  • HRM, work and society in Central Eastern Europe

Selected publications

Greer, I., Ciupijus, Z. and Lillie, N. (2012) ‘The European Migrant Workers Union: union organizing through labour transnationalism’, European Journal of Industrial Relations, forthcoming

MacKenzie, R. Forde, C. and Ciupijus, Z. (2012) ‘Networks of support for new migrant communities: institutional goals versus substantive goals?’, Urban Studies, 49 (3)

Ciupijus, Z. (2011) ‘Mobile Central Eastern Europeans in Britain: successful EU citizens and disadvantaged labour migrants’, Work, Employment and Society, 25(3)

Contact

E-mail: zc@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 2643
Office: 2.14, 26 Lyddon Terrace