Olivia Killias

Olivia Killias is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, and has extended research experience in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Books by this author

Follow the Maid

Domestic Worker Migration in and from Indonesia

  • Explores domestic worker migration in and from Indonesia, one of the main labour-sending countries in the world, in fine-grained ethnographic detail.
  • Follows the process of Indonesian women being recruited, trained, certified, sent abroad as domestic workers and returned home.
  • Provides key insights into the gendered control of mobility and labour in times of neoliberal globalization and makes an important contribution to decentering critical migration scholarship.