Dr Runa Lazzarino
Dr Runa Lazzarino is a Research Fellow across the projects on the Migration and Displacement stream of the Hub. Runa is also based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and collaborates with the Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health at Middlesex University and with the Bakhita Centre for Research on Slavery, Exploitation and Abuse at St Mary’s University. Runa’s doctoral study was a translocal and multi-stakeholder ethnography on human trafficking (Vietnam, Brazil and Nepal). Her post-doctoral work has revolved around vulnerable migrants’ mental health and transcultural health, including the use of advanced technologies.
Areas of interestMigration and human trafficking; critical transcultural and global health; social and gender norms; critical social theories; participatory, multi-modal and mixed-methods interventions
- “PTSD or Lack of Love?”, Medicine Anthropology Theory 7 (2)(2020): 230–46.
- “Gender, Enslavement, and Trafficking”, in A Cultural History of Slavery and Human Trafficking in the Age of Globalization, ed Matilde Ventrella, 1st ed., 6:272. The Cultural Histories Series. (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023)
- “Subject-Making in Ambiguous Systems: Trafficking Aftercare in the UK and Beyond”, in Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking The Victim Journey, eds Carole Murphy and Runa Lazzarino, 1st ed., 224. (Bristol, UK: Policy Press-Bristol University Press, 2022)
- “Mental Healthcare for Survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: A Single Point-in-Time, Internet-Based Scoping Study of Third Sector Provision”, Journal of Human Trafficking 0(0) (2022): 1–18.
- “Empowering Refugee Families in Transit: The Development of a Culturally Competent and Compassionate Training and Support Package”, Journal of Research in Nursing (2021)