Sponsored Migration: The Bound Labor of Migrant Workers.

Friday, February 15, 2013
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Public Affairs 5391

Presented by Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California, Sociology

Discussant: Jamie Goodwin-White, UC Los Angeles, Geography


About the Speakers:


Rhacel Parreñas

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is a professor of sociology at the University of Southern California. She is known for her work on women's labor and migration in economic globalization. She has received more than 100 invitations to share her work at universities, government and nongovernmental institutions, and research think-tanks throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Her research has been featured in various news media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, de Volkskrant, and American Prospect. Her dissertation was made into a documentary, The Chain of Love (2000), by the public broadcasting station VPRO-TV in the Netherlands. Professor Parreñas has edited three anthologies and written four monographs as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles. Her latest book is the co-edited volume Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies and the Politics of Care (Stanford, 2011). She has received research funding from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and National Science Foundation. Her work is translated in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Korean, and Japanese.


Jamie Goodwin-White

Jamie Goodwin-White is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her research focuses on how social and economic inequalities are generated, maintained, and reproduced geographically. She concentrates on immigration and internal migration patterns as manifestations of spatial inequality, and also on the ways in which geographic contexts condition integration for various immigrant groups and their adult children in the United States. She also conducts research on labor market inequalities, internal migration, immigration, and social mobility in Ireland and the UK.


This event is cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Sociology and the UCLA Program on International Migration