The Politics of Emigration: The Philippine Case

A lecture by Robyn Rodriguez
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Robyn Rodriguez presents research from her recent book, Migrants for Exports, where she examines why and how the Philippine government has become a “labor brokerage state” that supplies the world’s labor markets with thousands of workers every day. She also explores how “labor brokerage” actually produces undocumented migration to the United States and paints a vitally interesting portrait of migrant workers’ experiences in this country. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is an associate professor in the department of Asian American Studies at UC Davis. A sociologist by training, Professor Rodriguez has published extensively on Philippine migration and transnationalism for over a decade and is currently working on a research and organizing project with caregivers through the Filipino Community Center in San Francisco. She is now finishing a manuscript titled “In Lady Liberty’s Shadow: Race, Immigration and Belonging in New Jersey.”
Sponsored by the Forum on Migration
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Nov. 19, 2013 - 6:00 PM