Curriculum Vitae

Valerie Francisco – Curriculum Vitae December 2014

Academic Appointments

2013-Present Assistant Professor of SociologyDepartment of Sociology, University of Portland, Portland, OR
2012-2013 Postdoctoral FellowPublic Science Project, New York, NY
2011-2012 Ethnic Minority Dissertation Writing Fellow, Department of SociologyUniversity of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Faculty Affiliate, Department of International StudiesUniversity of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2010-2011 Instructional Technology Fellow, Macaulay Honors CollegeCity University of New York, College of Staten Island, New York City
2010-2011 Graduate Fellow, Center for Place, Culture and PoliticsCity University of New York, The Graduate Center
2009-2010 Adjunct Instructor, Department of SociologyCity University of New York, Hunter College, New York City
2009 Research Associate, Department for Women and Development Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Academic Preparation

City University of New York,The Graduate Center Sociology PhD, 2012
City University of New York,The Graduate Center Certificate in Women And Gender Studies 2010
City University of New York,The Graduate Center Sociology MA, 2009
San Francisco State University Sociology BA, 2006
San Francisco State University Asian American Studies BA, 2006



Together But Apart: Transnational Families and Care Work from Afar. Under contract with University of Illinois Press.

Refereed Articles
2014 “Globalization and the Rise of Undocumented Migrants” with Robyn Rodriguez in Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Migration edited by Lois Lorentzen. “’Ang Ating Iisang Kuwento’ Our Collective Story: Migrant Filipino Workers and Participatory Action Research.” Action Research, 12.1: 71-86.
2013 “Internet is Magic: Technology in Transnational Families.” Critical Sociology
“Markets for Migrants: The Philippine Labor Brokerage State.” Review Essay for Critical Sociology, 39:1
2010 “From Where I Sit”: Filipino Youth, Sexuality and Immigration in Participatory Action Research”. International Review of Qualitative Research, 4:1.
Darla Linville, Valerie Francisco, Michelle Billies and Patricia Krueger. “Participatory Action Research: Our Methodological Roots.” International Review of Qualitative Research, 4:1.
2009 “Moral Mismatch: Narratives of the Philippine State and Filipino Domestic Workers in New York.” Philippine Sociological Review, 57: 105-135.
  “Carlos Bulosan and a Collective Outline for Critical Filipino/Filipina Studies” with Michael Viola and Amanda Solomon. Submitted to Kritika Kultura.
  “Countertopographies of Globalization: Transnational Families, Citizenship and Space as Solidarity” with Robyn Rodriguez. Submitted to Working USA.
Book Chapters
  “For the Family: Migrant Mothers’ Activism and their Transnational Families” in Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices” edited by Patti Duncan and Gina Wong, Demeter Press.
  Using Participatory Action Research with Migrant Filipino Workers” in Border Regime. Discourse, Practices, Institutions in Europe (or Grenzregime, Diskurse, Praktiken, Institutionen in Europa) edited by Helen Schwenken, Miriam Trzeciak and Lisa-Marie Heimeschoff, University of Kassel; Sabine Hess, University of Göttingen, Germany.
  “Multidirectionality of Care: Transnational Filipino Families and Care Work” in Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Families, Work and Identities edited by Guida Man and Rina Cohen, Wilfried Laurier University Press.
  “Fighting for the Family: Filipino Domestic Workers, the Transnational Family and Migrant Political Mobilization” in In the Dark: Family Rights and Migrant Domestic Work edited Maria Kontos and Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, Palgrave Macmillan Press.
  “Migrante, Abante: Building Filipino Migrant Worker Power Leadership through Community-Based Research.” Submitted to Migrant and Immigrant Worker Struggles in an Era of Capitalist Crisis, edited by Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo.
  “Coming to America: The Business of Trafficked Workers” with Robyn Rodriguez. Submitted to Legislating a New America: The Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 and Its Contribution to American Law and Society, edited by Gabriel Chin and Rose Cuison-Villazor.

Book Reviews   


20142010 Review of Nicole Constable. Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor. 2014. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press in Journal of World-Systems Research 20.2: 321-323.
Review of Lynn Fujiwara. Mothers Without Citizenship: Asian Immigrant Families and Consequences of Welfare Reform. 2008. University of Minnesota Press in Critical Sociology. 
Public Sociology
2014 “A Preface to ‘Typhoon Haiyan: A Critical Filipina/o Perspective.’” with Amanda Solomon Amorao and Robyn Rodriguez. Center for Art and Thought: Storm, An Exhibition.

 Research Interests

Global SociologyGender and SexualityDomestic/Reproductive LaborFamily and Intimate Relations Immigration and TransnationalismRace and EthnicityAsian America/Asian DiasporaPhilippines/Southeast Asia

 Fellowships, Research Grants and Other Awards

2014 National Finalist, Lynton Award for Scholarship Engagement, New England Resource Center for Higher Education and the Center for Engaged Democracy
2013 Butine Grant for Faculty Research and Development, University of Portland
Honorable Mention, Carolyn Heilbrun Dissertation Award, Center for the Study of Women, CUNY
2012 Emerging Diversity Scholar Citation, University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity
Honorable Mention, Graduate Student Paper Award, Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
2010 Academic Scholarship, Davis-Putter Foundation
Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award, Eastern Sociological Society
2009 Alliance for Graduate Education & Professoriate Research Grant, National Science Foundation
Travel Grant, Philippine Sociological Society
2008 Doctoral Student Council Research Grant, City University of New York
Sue Zalk Travel and Research Award, City University of New York
2006 University Doctoral Fellowship, City University of New York
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Hood Recipient, San Francisco State University
Asian American Studies Departmental Commencement Honoree, San Francisco State University
Sociology Departmental Commencement Honoree, San Francisco State University
2004 Multi-year Scholarship, National Institute of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research (COR)

 Invited Presentations


August 2014 Filipino Children’s Experience in Transnational FamiliesWorkshop on Children of Migration in Southeast Asia, York University, Toronto, Canada
June 2014 Caring Even If It Hurts: Children of Transnational Filipino Families
Lecture Series, College of Social Work and Community Development, University of Philippines, Diliman, Philippines
March 2014 Transnational Migrant Worker Solidarity: Gender, Family and Radical CitizenshipInternational Solidarity Reloaded, University of Gottingen, Germany 
March 2011 The Care Crisis and Migrant Domestic Workers in the US Feminist Economics, Workshop on International Migration and GenderBilbao, Spain 

United States

September 2013March 2013 The Sexuality of Filipino Women’s MigrationUnbearable Transgression Forum on Global Sexual Violence at San Francisco State University America’s Best: Filipinos in the American Spotlight for Dance, Song, and Hip HopAsian Pacific Islander Women in the US Media panel discussion at Portland State University
The Devaluing of Valuable Work: Filipino Migrants Caregivers to the Elderly Global Women’s Rights Forum, Lane Center for Social Thought at the University of San FranciscoTransnational Family As Resource For Transnational Migrant Activism“Global Workers’ Rights: Patterns of Exclusion, Possibilities for Change” Symposium, Center for Global Workers’ Rights (CGWR) at Penn State University
February 2013 The Traffic in Migrant WorkersStanford University, Asian American Experiences
February 2012 Multidirectionality of Care: Families Left Behind Do Care Work TooDepartment of Sociology, San Francisco State University
February 2012 Skype Mothers and Facebook Daughters: How Technology is Transforming Care in Transnational FamiliesDepartment of Sociology, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
January 2012 Communities of Care: Filipino Migrant Women Redefining Care Within Migrant CommunitiesDepartment of Sociology, California State University Long Beach
April 2011 Countertopography and Filipino Migrant Workers Sociology at the Intersections ConferenceDepartment of Sociology, Rutgers University
November 2008 A New Pinayism: Comments on Asian American Studies and Filipino Scholarship as PraxisEast of California, Asian American Studies ConferenceUniversity of Connecticut
May 2008 Breaking the Silence: Filipino Youth, Families, Community Talk Alternative Sexuality EducationFord Foundation Convention on Sexuality EducationAlbuquerque, New Mexico
April 2007 Up to PAR: Filipino Youth and Participatory Action ResearchFord Foundation Sexuality, Religion and Education ConventionNew York, NY

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