Associate Professor
Women & Gender Studies


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2009
B.A., Sociology, Loyola University, New Orleans, 2003

Research Interests

Gender & Global Outsourcing; Philippine Studies; Ethnography

Regional and Thematic Interests

Southeast Asia


Emmanuel David is assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies and co-director of the LGBTQ Certificate Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a qualitative sociologist with specializations in gender, culture, and inequality. His current research, based on fieldwork conducted as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, focuses on transgender workplace experiences in the global call center industry in the Philippines. His essay, “Purple-Collar Labor” has been published in Gender & Society, and additional articles appear in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Radical History Review, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Gender & Society.

Selected Publications

2015. Emmanuel David. "The sexual fields of empire: On the ethnosexual frontiers of global outsourcing." Radical History Review 123:115-143.

2015. Emmanuel David. "Purple-collar labor: Transgender workers and queer value at global call centers in the Philippines." [PDF] Gender & Society 29(2):169-194.