Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Studies, & Global Affairs
PhD Geography, University of British Columbia
MA Geography, McGill University
BA Hons Geography, Oxford University
Labour Migration; Transnationalism; Economic Geography; Development; Canada, SE Asia.
HNES 137D, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
416 736 2100 x66199
My research revolves around questions of migration and labour, within broader contexts of uneven economic geographies and class-based inequalities. I have a longstanding commitment to research in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, and have also worked extensively with the Filipino community in Canada. My recent research has included projects focused on: inter-generational class mobility among Filipino youth in Canada; Filipino immigrant integration in Canada, especially in the context of the caregiver program; and, the ways in which transnational ties between Canada and the Philippines foster alternative economic and political practices in both places. My research and mobilization work has usually been in collaboration with community organizations – including the development of Filipino-centric curriculum with a school board in Toronto, and engaging in ‘data liberation’ for community agencies working on immigrant employment issues. A new research project (in collaboration with Peter Vandergeest and Melissa Marshke) will draw upon my broader interests in how global production networks shape inequality and labour processes. Specifically, we will be examining the ways in which global seafood supply chains structure the working conditions of migrant labour in the fishing fleets of East and Southeast Asia.
Within the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York, my work focuses on social justice for migrants and immigrants in changing urban labour markets, and the ways in which labour processes are configured in global resource industries.
Recognition & Awards
- Canadian Association of Geographers, Julian M. Szeicz Award
|GEOG 2105||Money, Power and Space: Introduction to Economic Geography (Fall 2020)|