Dr Laura Antona, PhD alumna in Human Geography and Urban Studies, has recently written a new blog post for LSE Southeast Asia Blog. The blog, entitled ‘The New Normal or Same Old? The Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Live-in Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore‘ reflects upon the hardship domestic workers in Singapore faces during the pandemic.

“While often defined by their mobile or migrant status, the Covid-19 global pandemic has rendered domestic workers in Singapore immobile in many respects. Alike people in different contexts across the globe, the pandemic has enforced stillness at multiple scales: within national borders, within urban regions, and within the micro-scale of the home.“

Laura Antona

Laura is currently an ESRC postdoctoral fellow in the School of Geography and Environment, at the University of Oxford.