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Olivia Robinson

DPhil candidate in History


Olivia Robinson is a social and economic historian in the History Faculty and specialises in the transnational movement of women workers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Her DPhil research explores the experiences of foreign female domestic servants in 19th and early 20th century London: a history of single women immigrants and the early globalisation of the domestic service industry.

In the past, she has worked on contemporary Chinese emigration, forced labour in the UK and managed tripartite supply chain labour rights projects for the Ethical Trading Initiative.

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