Filipino American news program spotlights new faculty book

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:35

Assistant Professor Valerie Francisco-Menchavez’s new book, “The Labor of Care: Filipino Migrants and Transnational Families in the Digital Age,” was recently covered by Balitang America, a local Filipino media group. Francisco-Menchavez spent five years alongside a group of working migrant mothers and wrote about the sacrifices, emotional and material consequences, and recasting of roles that emerge from family separation. In the book, she pays particular attention to how technologies like Facebook, Skype, and recorded video open up transformative ways of bridging distances while still supporting traditional family dynamics.


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