Blanca Garcés Mascareñas
Blanca Garcés Mascareñas is postdoc research fellow at GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She graduated with degrees in History and Anthropology in the University of Barcelona, and obtained an MA cum laude in Ethnic and Migration Studies at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences. Since 2010 she holds a PhD cum laude in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. Her thesis, supervised by Rinus Penninx and Kees Groenendijk, was on the regulation of labour migration in Malaysia and Spain. In particular, she considered how the Malaysian and Spanish states responded to huge demands on foreign labour and how they attempted to solve the underlying trilemma between markets, citizenship and rights. She has also worked on trafficking and forced labour among West African migrants in the Netherlands as part of the ILO's Action Programme against Trafficking and Forced Labour in West Africa (PATWA). As a member of IMISCOE, she has also written about immigration and integration policymaking in the Netherlands.