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My Global Research

Rhacel ParreñasProfessor of Sociology and Gender StudiesChair, Department of Sociology

Presented at Provost - Academic Senate Retreat on “USC’s Global Enterprise: Opportunities and Engagement” February 28 – March 1, 2014, Fairmont Hotel, Santa Monica, CASlide2

My Research

I study the labor migration of Filipinos and its social consequencesFilipino migrant workers are located in 160+ destinationsBy 2011, approximately 4.5 million temporary contract workersApproximately 50 percent of migrant contract workers are womenSlide3

My Global Research

Italy and United States (1995-1996) Comparative study of Filipino migrant domestic workers in Rome and Los Angeles


: National Science Foundation Graduate Research

Fellowship + 3 year non- teaching fellowship from UC Berkeley

Philippines (1999-2000, 2001-2002)


gender comparative study on the lives

of the

children of migrant workers who stay


in the Philippines


: UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral


+ sabbatical from University of Wisconsin, Madison

Japan (2005-2006)


study on the labor and migration of Filipina hostesses in Tokyo’s nightlife industry


: Visiting Professorship at



+ leave from University of


, Davis

United Arab Emirates and Singapore (2013-2017)


comparative study on the labor and migration of Filipino and Indonesian domestic


in Dubai and Singapore


: National Science Foundation (SES 1346750)Slide4

Funding Sources

Visiting ProfessorshipsNon-Geographically Restrictive Postdoctoral Fellowships (e.g. Fulbright Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement, Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship)



NSF [International Office],


CDC, US Department of State,



Visiting Professorships and Invited Lectures

Visiting Professorships: Australia, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland (declined), Israel, South


Invited Lectures: Australia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, India, Singapore, Canada, Brazil,

Iceland, Denmark

, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, England, Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Poland.Slide6

How can USC situate itself in the global circuit of knowledge exchange?

One Week Visiting Professorships for Foreign Scholars at USCProvide Nominal Research Support to Faculty who sponsor Postdoctoral Fellows from abroad (e.g. Marie Curie [EU], SSHRC [Canada], Fulbright, Sao Paolo Research Foundation [Brazil])


Pursuit of International Scholarship thru Internal Grants

Encourage Faculty Participation

in International Professional


International Collaborations

Two examples:Invitation to conduct workshop on “Intimate Labor in Asia” from faculty in University of TorontoInvitation to establish a visiting professor exchange program with the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, GermanySlide8

My Future Priorities for Encouraging Global Research

Continue to conduct international research Encourage PhD students to pursue international researchEncourage

administration to provide small grants for international collaborations (e.g. joint conferences, workshops,

one week visiting professorships, etc.)

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