2018 CSWS Acker-Morgen Lecture: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

March 7, 2018
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Change of location!
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge
Gerlinger Hall
1468 University St.
UO campus


“The Gendered Organization of Migrant Domestic Work”

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California, will deliver the 2018 CSWS Acker-Morgen Lecture. Dr. Parreñas “is an ethnographer whose research examines experiences of migrant workers from the Philippines. Her earlier works examined the constitution of gender in women’s migration. Her more recent works focus on the construction of migrant workers as ‘unfree laborers.’ Her current project focuses on the experiences of migrant domestic workers in Dubai and Singapore. This study examines their experience of indenture and identifies and analyzes how various stakeholders—states, recruitment agencies, employers and domestic workers—recognize and accordingly attend to their state of unfreedom.”

The CSWS Acker-Morgen Memorial Lecture honors two powerful feminist voices, CSWS founding director Joan Acker and longtime center director Sandra Morgen, both of whom passed away in 2016.

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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and cosponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; the Graduate School; the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Office of the President; and Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs.

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas