Published: April 9, 2018

Please join us this Tuesday, April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Abrams Lounge of the C4C for "Skype Mothers and Facebook Daughters: How Technology is Transforming Care Work in Transnational Families," a talk by Professor Francisco-Menchavez. Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, will deliver a lecture drawn from her forthcoming book, Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Global Digital Age (University of Illinois Press, expected May 2018). Her work draws on five years of research with Filipino migrant mothers and examines how technologies like Facebook, Skype, and recorded video “open up transformative ways of bridging distance while still supporting traditional family dynamics.” Ultimately her lecture offers a portrait of contemporary transnational families, as well as provides insight into circuits of care and intimacy in the Asian diaspora. Her work would be of interest to students and faculty in Asian studies who have research interests in transnational migration, labor, Philippine studies, gender, and communication technologies.