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Richa Shivakoti

(Toronto Metropolitan University)

Richa Shivakoti is the Research Lead on Migration Governance at CERC Migration. Her research focus is on the governance of labour migration within Asia, particularly between the labour-sending states of South Asia and South East Asia and the labour receiving states in the Middle East. Her current research questions the sustainability of the circular temporary migration governance regimes in Asia. She is the Primary Investigator for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant and works with partners in Nepal and the Philippines to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on temporary migrant workers. She brings expertise in Nepal and Southeast Asian migration to the MEMO project.