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Rachel Silvey

Rachel Silvey, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto works on critical development studies, migration and immigration politics, geographies of gender and inequality with a specialization in Indonesia. She has co-edited special issues of journals, and published over 30 articles and book chapters in the fields of critical development studies, cultural geography, feminist geography, and diaspora/transnational studies. Her writing has been featured in anthologies that represent leading figures in the discipline.  She has also organized and co-directed funded workshops on gender and globalisation (funded by the Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy), securitisation and migration (Asian Institute), and the organization of intimate labor industries in Asia (SSHRC). Her current work with collaborator Rhacel Parrenas compares Indonesian and Filipono/a domestic workers’ employment in Singapore and the UAE (NSF), and leads the ‘sending country perspective’ sub-project of Ito Peng’s partnership project, “Gender, Migration and the Work of Care: Comparative Perspectives” (SSHRC). This work has drawn her increasingly into public forums and debates about the global politics of gender, immigration, and human trafficking in Southeast Asia and North America.

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