Petra Dannecker lectures at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany. She did her MA in Political Science from Konstanz University, Germany. In 1998 she received her PhD at the Sociology of Development Research Center at Bielefeld University for her study on women garments workers in Bangladesh. Her research interests include gender issues, globalization, industrialization and migration. She is conducting a research project on Bangladeshi migrants to Malaysia, focusing on labor migration.