Gendering and racializing the Philippine migrations
May 26, 2015 | - May 26, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gendering and racializing the Philippine migrations: women in the global economy of care and marriage market
Sociologist by training, Julien Debonneville is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Gender studies at the University of Geneva and a visiting student researcher in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His thesis focuses on the social construction of the “Filipina domestic worker” as a category of otherness by exploring different patterns of migration in the Philippines today. Moreover, he examines how the process of becoming a Filipina domestic worker is framed by diverse power relationships. His main research topics are: gender and migration, care economy and reproductive labor, the coloniality of power, the social construction of otherness, and the intersectionality of power relations in terms of “gender”, class” and “race”.