Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Birmingham Fellow
Institution: University of Birmingham
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

Email:  i.kuznetsova@bham.ac.uk

GEES University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UK

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
Throughout all of my current research projects, across migration, refugee policy, necropolitics, public health accessible cities, and everyday life, I explore the interplay between law and landscapes, in all its definitions, and how this impacts upon bodies. My Wellcome Trust funded project, Mental Health and well-being of internally displaced people: copying tactics and resilience in conflict-affected societies, explore the mental health impacts of forced displacement from Ukraine’s war-torn regions through a socio-legal viewpoint. Another study, funded by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, explores how health care reform in Russia corresponds with public attitudes, and understandings, of social justice in relation to medical provision within the framework of post-Socialism, informality, and corruption. The current Academy of Medical Science UK pilot project looks into the issues of mental health and well-being of forcibly displaced people in Kigali, Rwanda and Lagos, Nigeria.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Left-behind migrant families (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Migrant Workers (Adults, Elderly)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International migrant workers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Elderly health
Health and human rights
Labour migration and health
Mental health
Public Health
Refugee health
Return migration

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Labor Migrants and Health Care Access in Russia: Formal and Informal Strategies (in Russian) Kuznetsova, I., Mucharyamova L. 2014
Necropolitics and the migrant as a political subject of disgust: The precarious everyday of Russia’s labour migrants Round, J., Kuznetsova, I. 2016
The Social Consequences of Population Displacement in Ukraine: The Risks of Marginalization and Social Exclusion Kuznetsova, Irina; Mikheieva, Oksana; Gulyieva, Gulara; Dragneva, Rilka; Mykhnenko, Vlad 2018