Freedom and unfreedom as a lens to labor, migration and gender” a workshop with Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (University of Southern California) – Wednesday March 21, 16.30.

Hosted by:

  • the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies and
  • UGlobe-project ‘Globalisation and Inclusive Development

(With support from Faculty of Humanities UU)

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is well-known for her innovative work on migration and domestic labour: her insight on the international division of reproductive labour, as well as on the constitution of gender in women’s migration have deeply impacted the field of gender and globalization.  In her current project, she focuses on the experiences of migrant domestic workers in Dubai and Singapore. This study not only examines their experience of indenture but also analyses how various stakeholders  – states, recruitment agencies, employers and domestic workers  – recognise and accordingly contribute to their state of unfreedom.

On Wednesday, March 21, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas will conduct a small seminar with graduate students and other researchers interested in her work. The focus of the workshop will be on freedom and unfreedom as a lens to study labour migration. A limited number of participants will have the opportunity to discuss Parreñas’ research and the ways in which it could incorporated in their own projects. Registration is open to MA-students, PhD-students and other researchers.

If you are interested in participating in this unique opportunity, please send an email with a short indication (100 words) of your research interests to:   before Thursday March 15. Those selected for participation will receive the readings (50 pages by Professor Parreñas) on March 16.

Time: Wednesday, March 21, 16.30-19.00h.  Location:  will be announced to those who have been accepted.

Credits  (EC) for this workshop may be possible under certain conditions, please indicate in your email if you would be interested.

Please note that on March 23, Professor Parreñas will give a keynote address at  the Humanties Graduate Student Conference:  ‘Conceptual Crossroads: Rethinking Paradigms of Borders and Migration’