Researcher: Ray Jureidini
1987 - PhD Sociology, Flinders University of South Australia, PhD Thesis "Life Insurance and Superannuation: A Case Study of Moral Values in Economic Life"
1979 - BA Hons (First Class) Sociology, Flinders University of South Australia, Honours Thesis "The Industrial Producer Co-operative in a Capitalist Economy"
1977 - BA (Sociology and Psychology Majors), Flinders University of South Australia
2009 “An Exploratory Study of Child Domestic Workers in 9 villages in Giza District, Egypt”, Terra des Hommes, US$22,500.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
“An exploratory study of girl domestic workers in Giza”. Girls domestic are at risk of child trafficking and sexual exploitation. All experts agree on pinpointing this issue as a main at risk situation of trafficking for forced labour. However, there are no data on this issue (neither at national nor at local level) in Egypt. The project is in collaboration with the international NGO Terra Des Hommes, in Cairo.
“Domestic Labour Crisis During and Following Israeli Invasion of Lebanon, July-Aug, 2006” In conjunction with the Arab Family Working Group, the research phase for the current funding looks at the conflicts in Lebanon beginning with the Israeli invasion in Summer 2006, subsequent internal crises and the effects on family life.
"A Social Profile of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon" ongoing analysis of data collected from 610 interviews with Sri Lankan, Filipina and Ethiopian migrant domestic workers – completed in April, 2006. The first presentation of selected findings from the complete data set was presented to a tripartite legislative reform steering committee at the Lebanese Ministry of Labour in Beirut, 4th June 2006.
“A Social Profile of Migrant Domestic Workers in Cairo”: a comparative study of both migrant and Egyptian domestic workers in Cairo, funded by the University of Sussex Development Research Centre. Begun in January, 2007 the survey interviewed Egyptian, Indonesian, Filipina, Sudanese, Somalian, Eritrean and Ethiopian domestic workers in Cairo (sample size 780).
1994: Faculty Research Grant "Social Issues in the Procurement, Organisation and Allocation of Human Organs for Transplantation." $12,000
1994: Member of project team on ARC Large Grant with Jane Marceau and Hugh Preston - "An Evaluation of the Australian Research Council Fellowship Scheme."
1996: Faculty Research Grant "International Aid to Palestinian Territories." $5,000
1997: CEDEJ Research Institute (Centre d’etudes et de documentation economique, juridique et sociale), Cairo –“ Survey of diaspora Palestinian Businessmen (Australia).” $3,000
1999: Australian Research Council Grant: “Temporary Foreign Labour and Labour Hire Firms in Australia: A Pilot Study.” $15,000
2000: AUB, URB Grant: “Sri Lankan Domestic Workers in Lebanon.” $2,000 2000: Mellon Foundation Grant: “Social and Unemployment Status of Filipina and Sri Lankan Domestic Labour in Lebanon.” $2,000
2001: International Labour Organization Research Grant: “Migrant Women Domestic Workers in Lebanon.” $8,000
2003: International Collaborative Research Grant (U.S. Social Science Research Council) “Domestic Migrant Workers in the Middle East: Becoming Visible in the Public Sphere” $35,000 (collaborative team of 4).
2004: Middle East Awards (Population Council and Ford Foundation) “A Social Profile and Analysis of Foreign Female Domestic Employees in Lebanon”. Awarded maximum grant of $21,000.
2004: Core member of a 16-scholar Arab Families Working Group, which has raised $500,000 from the Ford Foundation ($150,000), and from the International Development Research Center ($366,200), as well as around $150,000 from the Population Council, UNICEF, IDRC, and AUC SRC. AFWG is co-housed at AUC and UC Davis and the funds are housed at UC Davis.
2006 "Observations on refugee camps in Northern Uganda" January, 2006 FMRS, US$2,100
2006 Internship for the Study of Trafficking Research" by the International Human Rights Internship Program, Washington, for a junior researcher to attend a one month internship at the Counseling and Education Center for Migrant Women from Latin America, (LEFOE), Vienna, May 2006, approx. Euros 2,500
2007 “A Social Profile and Analysis of Migrant Domestic Employees in Cairo” Development Research Council, University of Sussex, England. US$30,683 2008 Core member of a 15-scholar Arab Families Working Group, granted a further US$400,000 from International Development Research Council (Canada) and US$150,000 from Ford Foundation for continuation of research programs. AFWG is co-housed at American University in Cairo and University of California, Davis. The funds are managed by UC Davis.