Elizabeth Frantz is a team manager for the Open Society International Migration Initiative. She leads the fair work program area, which supports efforts to prevent exploitative labor practices affecting migrants and refugees.
Based in London, Frantz has worked as a researcher and advocate in the migration field for fifteen years. Prior to joining the International Migration Initiative in 2011, she worked in Jordan as a consultant developing strategies to strengthen civil society engagement with migrant worker issues for the Open Society Foundations’ Arab Regional Office and UN Women. She worked at the American University in Cairo’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies on the first comprehensive study of livelihood strategies of Palestinians in Egypt, and as a researcher for one of the UK’s leading charities giving legal advice and representation to immigrants and asylum seekers.
Frantz holds a PhD in anthropology and an MSc in anthropology and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a BA in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Sri Lanka in 2007 and a Global Public Policy Fellow at the National University of Singapore in 2010.