Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez

Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez

Research Officer

Department of International Development

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50 Lincoln Inn Fields, 2.08

About me

Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez is a Research Officer at the Department of International Development at LSE. She is working in the ESRC-funded research project “The politics of services subcontracting to NGOs in China”. Her research interests are in civil society in authoritarian contexts, labour relations, and legal development. Her PhD research examined the political implications of the development of labour laws in China, particularly focusing on how legal institutions come into play in workers’ everyday life, interacting with prevalent social norms, and conceptions of justice and morality.

Regina holds a PhD in Development Studies from LSE and an MSc in Sociology from National Chengchi University (Taiwan). She also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain).

She has taught at the Department of International Development at LSE (2014-17) in the programmes MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies and MSc Development Management. She received an LSE Education Excellence Award in 2017 and the LSE Class Teaching Award in 2016. Regina also worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS (2013-14).

Selected publications

  • Book section
    Howell, J. Enjuto Martinez, R. and West, A. (2016). 英国政府向社会力量购买公共服务经验研究 (Commissioning and procurement of public services from civil society organizations in the UK) in 王浦劬,郝秋笛 (Jude Howell) 等/著,政府向社会力量购买公共服务发展研究:基于中英经验的分析 (Research on development of governmental procurement of public service from social forces: Base on China and UK experience), Beijing, 北京大学出版社 (Beijing University Press): 228-384. 

  • Book Reviews
    Enjuto Martinez, R. (2017). Review of: Law and fair work in China. Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph, and Ying Zhu. London, Routledge, 2013. The China Quarterly, 229: 233-235. 
    Enjuto Martinez, R. (2018). Book Review: Authoritarian Legality in China: Law, Workers, and the State. Mary E. Gallagher. Cambridge University Press, 2017. The China Quarterly, 234.

  • Selected conference proceedings
    Enjuto Martinez, R. (2014). “Beyond Empowerment or Consent: Labour law, legal action NGOs and workers’ negative capabilities”. In: XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Research Committee Labour Movements - Asian Labour Insurgency, July 2014, Yokohama, Japan. 

Expertise Details

China; Civil society and social movements; Labour relations Political economy of development; Authoritarianism; governance and rule of law; Sociology of the state; Research design and qualitative research methods