Emily has particular research interests in migration and migrant labour, low wage and informal work, racial equity in labour markets, and job quality and access. As an urban planner, Emily is particularly interested in how labour markets and public policy can shape local community development. Emily utilises mixed methods ranging from focus groups and semi structured interviews to case studies and surveys.
Emily Erickson joined the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick in May 2022. Before joining IER, Emily worked as an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Alabama A&M University where she taught and supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students. While there, Emily served as Principal Investigator on a project examining job quality and employment access in the U.S. South. Other research includes mobility and commute patterns among minority ethnic groups, and studies examining workers in low-wage industries such as carwashes and resorts.
Berglund, Lisa and Emily Erickson. Transportation justice is needed throughout the supply chain. Progressive City Magazine. August 2021. Erickson, Emily (2021).
Are Good Jobs Possible In The Deep South: Report on Anniston, Alabama A Southern Manufacturing Community. Available from https://jobstomoveamerica.org/wpcontent/uploads/2021/03/are-good-jobs-possible-in-the-deep-south-erickson-march2021.pdf
Berglund, Lisa, Emily Erickson, and Hugo Saramiento (2017). A Report on the PhD Experience: Calling for a Dialogue on Diversity, Labor Practices, and the Future of Social Justice Scholarship. Critical Planning Journal, 23. Available from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4k7996m5 Erickson, Emily,
Victor Narro, Janna Shadduck Hernandez and Abel Valenzuela Jr. (2016). Conveying Carwash Owners’ Stories: Competition, Diversity and Growth in the Southern California Carwash Industry. UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. Available from https://www.labor.ucla.edu/publication/carwash-owners/ Valenzuela, Abel and Emily Erickson
Alabama A&M University Department of Community & Regional Planning:
Institute for Employment Research
University of Warwick
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Emily dot Erickson at warwick dot ac dot uk