Karen is currently a PhD student at the Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, where she does research on trade unions and social movements’ challenges with, and attempts at, organizing precarious and informalized migrant labor in the neoliberal era. She has an academic background in Anthropology (BA, University of Copenhagen) and Middle Eastern Studies (M.A., the American University of Beirut), and has worked with teaching, consultancy, and advocacy work for migrant and refugee rights. For several years, Karen has been involved in activism on feminist, labor, migrant, and refugee issues. In her M.A. thesis, she examined the organization of social reproduction in Lebanon from a feminist-historical materialist perspective. Her research draws inspiration from Marxist theory, Marxist-Feminism, social reproduction theory, and critical migration studies.